Time for Jenkins to catch up as holdout ends

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

The Saints announced late Sunday night that they had come to contract terms with top draft pick Malcolm Jenkins. But that doesn't mean the rookie cornerback will be in the lineup anytime soon.

Jenkins' holdout may very well have cost him a starting spot early in the season. By missing practice since the start of camp, Jenkins has fallen behind as the rest of his teammates have had plenty of practice in the defensive system of new coordinator Gregg Williams.

The Saints have been using Jabari Greer and Tracy Porter with the first-team defense and that's probably how they'll open the season. Veterans Randall Gay and Jason David also have looked good in practice and it might take Jenkins some time to leap ahead of them.