Arizona Cardinals cornerback Mike Jenkins will miss the entire 2016 season with a torn ACL, coach Bruce Arians announced Monday.
Jenkins, who signed with the Cardinals as a free agent in July, suffered the injury in the first half of the Cards' preseason game Sunday at the Houston Texans. He was visibly frustrated as he was carted off the field.
The 6-foot, 200-pound Jenkins is an eight-year NFL veteran and was expected to compete for a starting cornerback position opposite five-time Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson. A Pro Bowler himself in 2009, Jenkins played in 14 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season. In July, the Cards signed Jenkins to a 1-year contract.
Bruce Arians just announced Mike Jenkins has a torn ACL. "It's a shame, he had a chance to be our starting corner." pic.twitter.com/gFSkw3HMdU
— Jason Snavely (@JasonSnavely) August 29, 2016
Jenkins has 10 interceptions, 54 passes defended and 218 total tackles in his pro career.