Cornerback Mike Jenkins still doesn't know when he will play his first game, but he hopes to get cleared to return to practice this week. Jenkins said he will visit Dr. James Andrews in Florida on Thursday.
Jenkins' surgically repaired right shoulder failed a strength test the last time he visited Andrews, in early August, so the former Pro Bowler has continued rehabbing. He now is lifting weights.
It is unlikely Jenkins will play in the season opener against the Giants on Sept. 5.
Jenkins, a first-round pick in 2008, is in the final year of his rookie contract that will pay him a base salary of $1.052 million this season.
-- Charean Williams