The Saints announced Saturday that they have placed FS Malcolm Jenkins and OT Charles Brown on injured reserve.
This week, PFW selects Chris Johnson, Malcolm Jenkins and Andy Lee as its Players of the Week.
The Saints could not be more pleased with Malcolm Jenkins’ leadership, but he and other Saints defenders are going to have to start playing more opportunistically.
Expectations were raised for Malcolm Jenkins in 2011 as he entered his third season, and perhaps the bar was set too high.
Saints FS Malcolm Jenkins is getting more comfortable speaking up and taking on a leadership role as he enters the second half of his third season.
The Saints beat the Seahawks, despite having several key players sidelined, earlier this season, and they may be facing similar circumstances when they get the postseason underway at Qwest Field Saturday.
The Saints started the season slowly, but with veteran S Darren Sharper back healthy and second-year FS Malcolm Jenkins playing well, the Saints' defense has returned to its "Super" form.
This week, PFW selects Patriots QB Tom Brady, Saints FS Malcolm Jenkins and Cardinals PK Jay Feely as its Players of the Week.
Drew Brees threw for three scores, Malcolm Jenkins returned one of his two interceptions 96 yards for his first career touchdown, and New Orleans won its sixth straight game 31-13 over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
FS Darren Sharper's importance to the Saints' defense can't be overstated, according to team observers.
New Orleans has activated FS Darren Sharper from its physically-unable-to-perform list, and he could play in Sunday's game vs. the Browns.
The Saints have been careful not to drop any hints when it comes to their plan for FS Darren Sharper, who will be eligible to be activated off the PUP list in Week Seven.
Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has plenty of confidence that Malcolm Jenkins can fill the void at free safety until Darren Sharper is healthy.
Five-time Pro Bowler Darren Sharper is reportedly going to start the season on the PUP list, keeping him out of the Saints' first six games as he recovers from offseason microfracture knee surgery.
While the Saints might have to replace FS Darren Sharper next season, we hear the team is not eager to move CB Malcolm Jenkins to free safety in order to fill the void.