Lovie Smith signed inconsistent veteran cornerback Mike Jenkins this offseason and has never once wavered on the importance of Jenkins, who was atop Lovie’s cornerbacks depth chart all summer.
But the problem is Jenkins hasn’t been on a field since July because of an undisclosed leg injury.
Joe chatted with defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier roughly three weeks ago about the cornerbacks and Frazier referenced how it’s been more challenging with “our top guys out,” referring to Jenkins and Alterraun Verner.
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