Wide receiver A.J. Jenkins, the 49ers’ first-round draft pick of 2012 who never caught a pass with the team, is getting another chance in the NFL.
The Dallas Cowboys signed Jenkins, 25, to their 90-man roster after he took part in a tryout last week, the team announced Tuesday morning. Jenkins likely faces an uphill battle to win a spot on Dallas' 53-man roster.
Jenkins entered the NFL as the No. 30 overall pick in the draft. He appeared in three regular-season games with the 49ers as a rookie before the organization gave up on him.
The 49ers traded Jenkins the following summer to the Kansas City Chiefs for wide receiver Jon Baldwin. In two seasons with Kansas City, Jenkins caught 17 passes for 223 yards and no touchdowns.
Baldwin, a first-round pick in 2011, caught three passes for 28 yards in seven games with the 49ers. He was out of the league last season.