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dizzle88 05-27-2010 01:10 PM

Saints move jenkins to safety, bout time!!
 
Saints move Jenkins to free safety while Sharper rehabs knee



METAIRIE, La. - Malcolm Jenkins, the New Orleans Saints' first-round draft pick in 2009, has been moved from cornerback to free safety, coach Sean Payton said after an organized team activity Thursday.

Darren Sharper, 34, is the Saints' starting free safety, but moving Jenkins there clearly is insurance in case the veteran has problems with his surgically repaired knee. It also allows the team to groom Jenkins to one day take over Sharper's spot.
Sharper had minor microfracture surgery on his left knee following the Super Bowl. Payton said earlier this month that Sharper is expected to be ready for training camp in July.
Jenkins started six of 14 games at cornerback last season when starters Tracy Porter and Jabari Greer went down with injuries. Jenkins finished with 55 tackles, two forced fumbles and an interception.
New Orleans drafted Florida State cornerback Patrick Robinson in the first round last month -- a move that triggered speculation the team could move Jenkins to safety.

CantonLegend 05-27-2010 01:11 PM

Re: Saints move jenkins to safety, bout time!!
 
jenkins played well at corner last season

i dont believe the move is because he struggled at corner

dizzle88 05-27-2010 01:19 PM

Re: Saints move jenkins to safety, bout time!!
 
agreed he played well at corner, i think he will excel at safety however, could be an all pro at that position

Papa Voodoo 05-27-2010 01:22 PM

Re: Saints move jenkins to safety, bout time!!
 
He did well, but I agree he will be much better at FS. Sharper 2.0 :)

Danno 05-27-2010 01:48 PM

Re: Saints move jenkins to safety, bout time!!
 
I think I agree with the majority. He can be a decent to above average CB, but can probably be an all-pro FS.

SaintPauly 05-27-2010 01:50 PM

Re: Saints move jenkins to safety, bout time!!
 
I agree that this move makes perfect sense right now. I just hope he's a good student.

Rugby Saint II 05-27-2010 01:53 PM

Re: Saints move jenkins to safety, bout time!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 227747)
I think I agree with the majority. He can be a decent to above average CB, but can probably be an all-pro FS.

+1

strato 05-27-2010 01:56 PM

Re: Saints move jenkins to safety, bout time!!
 
Sharper is better...dont kid yourselves...lol.,...but for the future and backup Jenkins is ok..he better listen to everything D.Sharp tells him...

Sir Psycho Sexy 05-27-2010 01:59 PM

Re: Saints move jenkins to safety, bout time!!
 
MJ had some great lays at corner and in nickel last year. He almost picked Manning in the SB right before Porter did it.

I'm OK with anything that gets this guy on the field the most. He's a play-maker.

saintfan 05-27-2010 03:48 PM

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Sharper will turn him into a pro-bowl safety. Hide and Watch.


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