Jenkins jumps into mix for Saints

June, 6, 2009
6/06/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

METAIRIE, La. -- Top draft pick Malcolm Jenkins took part in Saints minicamp Saturday after arriving in New Orleans late Friday night.

Jenkins got some work as a backup cornerback and is part of an overhaul of a secondary that's only just beginning to take shape. The Saints have been giving Tracy Porter, Jabari Greer and Randall Gay work with the first team. The much-maligned Jason David has made some nice plays.

Jenkins, who has met the graduation requirements for Ohio State and will go through the ceremony next week, spent much of the morning practice getting instructions from the coaches.

"They didn't throw the whole playbook in," Jenkins said. "Everything they put in, I'm familiar with so it wasn't too bad."

Anything's possible and injuries can play a role, but I'm guessing the Saints will go into the regular season with Greer, Porter and Jenkins as their top three cornerbacks. Although Greer got a big contract and Jenkins was a first-round pick, I think Porter has a very good chance to start.

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ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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