09/07/15 - WR A.J. Jenkins was waived by the Cowboys Saturday (Sept. 5) in the cutdown to 53 players.
05/26/15 - WR A.J. Jenkins was signed by the Cowboys Tuesday (May 26). Jenkins, drafted 30th overall in 2012 out of Illinois by the San Francisco 49ers, was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013 and spent two seasons with the team. Jenkins has 17 career receptions for 223 yards.
02/17/15 - WR A.J. Jenkins was placed on waivers by the Chiefs Tuesday (Feb. 17). Jenkins (6-0, 200) has played in 28 games (three starts) in three NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2013-14) and San Francisco 49ers (2012). While with the Chiefs, Jenkins recorded 17 catches for 223 yards (13.1 avg.). He was acquired by the Chiefs via trade with the 49ers on Aug. 19, 2013. Jenkins originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick (30th overall) by the 49ers in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at Illinois.
11/21/14 - WR A.J. Jenkins (shoulder) was placed on reserve/injured by the Chiefs Friday (Nov. 21). Jenkins missed the past two games for the Chiefs because of the injury. He finishes the season with nine catches for 93 yards.
11/20/14 - WR A. J. Jenkins will not play Thursday night when the Chiefs face the Raiders in Oakland. Jenkins suffered a shoulder injury in practice last week and has not returned to work.
11/17/14 - WR A.J. Jenkins did not participate in the Chiefs' practice on Tuesday as he continues to attempt to rebound from a shoulder injury he suffered last week in practice.
11/15/14 - WR A.J. Jenkins is out of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a shoulder injury.
11/13/14 - WR A.J. Jenkins joined the Chiefs did not practice list on Thursday because of a shoulder injury he suffered in last Sunday's game against Buffalo. Jenkins got limited practice snaps on Wednesday, but was sidelined 24 hours later.
10/02/14 - WR A.J. Jenkins will return to San Francisco as a starter in the Chiefs' offense this Sunday against the 49ers. Jenkins was selected by the 49ers in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, but was traded to Kansas City in August 2013 in exchange for the Chiefs' 2011 first-round choice wide receiver Jon Baldwin. Some 14 months later, Baldwin is out of the NFL, and Jenkins gets his first chance to start a meaningful game. In 20 games with the Chiefs, he's caught 12 passes for 146 yards. He's yet to score an NFL touchdown.
09/03/14 - WR A.J. Jenkins was back practicing with the Chiefs on Wednesday after being sidelined for the last five days because of a concussion suffered in the final preseason game. Jenkins was cleared to participate in practice and is on the road to be cleared to play on Sunday against Tennessee.
09/01/14 - WR A.J. Jenkins should be available to the Chiefs for the opener against Tennessee as he is making a quick recovery from a concussion suffered on August 28 at Green Bay. Jenkins did not practice on Monday, but head coach Andy Reid said he should be ready to play against the Titans.
08/29/14 - WR A.J. Jenkins left the Chiefs' final preseason game early in the second half with a concussion. Jenkins suffered the injury while covering a kickoff. Earlier in the game he made a diving 45-yard catch on a throw from quarterback Tyler Bray that set up one of just two touchdowns Kansas City managed against Green Bay.
12/30/13 - WR A.J. Jenkins caught three passes for 67 yards against San Diego after catching five passes for 63 yards in the season's first 15 games. It was the best game of his NFL career, and the performance included a 48-yard connection with quarterback Chase Daniel.
08/19/13 - Former first-round pick A.J. Jenkins was traded from the San Francisco 49ers to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin, another failed top pick.
Jenkins was a surprise selection at the bottom of the first round in 2012 and dropped the only pass intended for him in a regular season game as a rookie. His inconsistency continued in the first two weeks of preseason play. While leading 49ers' wide receivers in total snaps, he had only one catch; it resulted in a fumble.
"Things factor in, but it's longstanding -- football hasn't changed since the inception. The best players make the team," coach Jim Harbaugh said, outlining the 11 wide receivers San Francisco carried on its roster into last week's preseason game.
08/18/13 - WR A.J. Jenkins will get a chance to show what he can do on kickoff returns this week. Last year's first-round pick is fighting for a roster spot and will need to show some value -- anywhere -- to make the team.
"He's shown good things and is going to do some additional things this week and we will put him in some additional roles to see how he does with that," Harbaugh said. "I think it's like any particular player when you start talking individually, there's a process there and he's going through it. He's competing and he's working hard and usually when you do that, good things happen."
08/11/13 - WR A.J. Jenkins, the San Francisco 49ers' surprise first round pick in 2012, added another less than memorable chapter to his biography in the team's preseason opener, a 10-6 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Jenkins may be in better contention for the biggest first-round bust of the 2012 draft than he is for a spot on the 49ers roster.
He had no catches during his rookie season and after finally hauling in a pass at Candlestick Park Thursday, he fumbled it away in one of the team's four turnovers of the game.
Jenkins was on the field for most of the first half, but targeted only three times, two of which ended in turnovers. The other turnover wasn't Jenkins' fault. It was a badly overthrown by quarterback Scott Tolzien and intercepted. The third throw his way was an underthrown ball that Jenkins had no chance to get.
"Could have been better," coach Jim Harbaugh said of Jenkins. "We got work to do in areas."
The poor play from Jenkins wasn't the first bad sign about his chances at having a role with the 49ers. That came before the game started when Marlon Moore was named the starting wide receiver opposite veteran Anquan Boldin. The same Marlon Moore who had 12 career catches in parts of two seasons with the Miami Dolphins.
At the time of wide receiver Michael Crabtree's offseason torn Achilles, it was assumed Jenkins would be the next guy up. At some point, a first-round pick would see the field, right?
That's no longer a foregone conclusion.
Chad Hall, Ricardo Lockette, Kyle Williams and Moore have consistently outplayed Jenkins in camp and veteran Austin Collie caught two passes for 20 yards against Denver after only a week with the team. Eventually the 49ers will welcome back Mario Manningham and Crabtree to play alongside Boldin, which means Jenkins, a year after being the 30th overall pick, he might be looking for a new team.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick offered words of encouragement for Jenkins after he coughed up the fumble
01/20/13 - A day after WR Chad Hall was promoted from the practice squad, he appeared against Atlanta. The team's first-round pick, WR A.J. Jenkins, did not. It's clear the staff does not believe Jenkins can be a meaningful contributor -- at least not this year.
01/06/13 - WR A.J. Jenkins will continue to see extended playing time due to injuries to Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams. Jenkins was wide open when he received the first target of his career, but he dropped it. The play doesn't inspire much confidence moving forward. Regardless, he'll factor heavily into the game plan as the No. 3 receiver behind Michael Crabtree and Randy Moss.
12/31/12 - WR A.J. Jenkins received the first target of his career on Sunday against Arizona, but it ended with a drop on what appeared to be a relatively easy play. Jenkins had no one around him and had room to run. Without receivers Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams for the playoffs, Jenkins' development could prove essential.
"Yes. Do I think he can (develop)? Yes," Harbaugh said. "Will we need him to? Yes. We need him to step up and we definitely think he's capable of doing that."
12/27/12 - WR Michael Jenkins had a big game the last time the Vikings played the Packers at the Metrodome. How big? So big that he finished with a career-high 111 yards receiving and a touchdown. The Vikings' first play from scrimmage was a 72-yard pass down the left sideline to Jenkins to the 1-yard line.
12/24/12 - WR A.J. Jenkins should be active against the Cardinals and throughout the playoffs with WR Mario Manningham (knee) likely out for the year. The team's first-round pick still has not made a catch this season and has been active on just three occasions.
12/02/12 - WR A.J. Jenkins was active for the first time since the opening week due to the season-ending injury to Kyle Williams, but did not play.
08/26/12 - Coaches must have been thrilled watching first-round choice A.J. Jenkins consistently run past the Texans secondary in the 49ers' second preseason game. Jenkins has been mercurial at best during training camp and probably won't have much of a role during the season.
04/30/12 - A closer look at the 49ers' picks: Round 1/30 -- A.J. Jenkins, WR, 6-0, 190, Illinois...Jenkins caught 90 passes last year, nearly half of starting quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase's completions. - The Sports Xchange
04/30/12 - BEST PICK Wide receiver A.J. Jenkins: Their best pick may be their first. While the team is stacked with receivers, Jenkins is the only one, other than former first-round choice Michael Crabtree, who could be a future No. 1 receiver. So far, Crabtree has been a disappointment as the receiving bell cow and his disappearance in the playoffs did not help him. Jenkins appears to be what Crabtree is not and that's a gym rat who will make time to put in extra work with quarterback Alex Smith. - The Sports Xchange