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Cowboys sign veteran receiver A.J. Jenkins and rookie lineman Chaz Green

Dallas Cowboys cut wide receiver Chris Boyd on Tuesday.
Dallas Cowboys cut wide receiver Chris Boyd on Tuesday. Star-Telegram

The Dallas Cowboys added depth to their receiver corps on Tuesday with the signing of receiver A.J. Jenkins, a former 2012 first-round bust of the 49ers who spent the past two seasons in Kansas City.

The Cowboys cut Chris Boyd to make room for the 25-year-old Jenkins.

Jenkins had 17 catches in 2013 and 2014 with the Chiefs after none as rookie in 2012 with San Francisco.

The Cowboys are hoping he can finally tap into the formerly first-round potential and give them some depth at receiver behind Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley. The jury is still out on 2014 fifth-round pick Devin Street. The Cowboys have no one else with experience on the roster. Jenkins also could be an option as a returner.

Green signs

The Cowboys signed 2015 third-round draft pick offensive lineman Chaz Green to a four-year contract on Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed. Only two draft picks are unsigned – cornerback Byron Jones, the team's first-round pick, and linebacker Damien Wilson, picked in the fourth round.

Dallas Cowboys writers Clarence E. Hill Jr. and Drew Davison discuss their first look at the Cowboys new draft picks like Byron Jones and Randy Gregory as they participate in a mini-camp. (Video by Brandon Wade, Special to the Star-Telegram.)

Gibson’s surgery

Rookie tackle Laurence Gibson, picked in the seventh round of the 2015 draft, had surgery to repair a broken finger and will be sidelined until training camp.

Gibson had the surgery following rookie mini-camp. He will miss organized team activities and the mandatory mini-camp, set for June 16-18.

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