Michael Jenkins looking to help the younger receivers on the Patriots

Photo by @MikeReiss

Photo by @MikeReiss

After signing with the New England Patriots this offseason, Michael Jenkins is looking forward to helping the younger wide receivers this offseason.

Jenkins, who has been considered a quiet-yet-solid locker-room presence in his time with the Falcons and Vikings, said he’s happy to lend a helping hand to rookies Aaron Dobson (2nd round) and Josh Boyce (4th round), among others, just as players such as Warrick Dunn, Peerless Price, Dez White and Tony Gonzalez did for him earlier in his career.

Meanwhile, he still feels like has something to offer as a player, and at 6-foot-4 and 214 pounds, he’s a bigger target who projects to a role on the perimeter. If Dobson struggles in the college-to-NFL transition, Jenkins (40 catches, 2 TDs last season) could be counted upon to fill the void.

Jenkins, an Ohio State alum doesn’t have a problem catching passes from Tom Brady even though he went to Michigan.

“Everybody says ‘how are you going to catch passes from a Michigan guy?’ But I’m looking forward to it,” he cracked. “Tom’s a hard worker, he’s always willing to throw and get better. That’s why he’s one of the best in the league.”