McKenzie could help heal Saints' defense

September, 15, 2008
9/15/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

There's a bit of good news on the injury front for the banged-up Saints' defense. Veteran cornerback Mike McKenzie is close to making his return, coach Sean Payton said.

McKenzie's coming back from surgery after tearing up his knee late last season. The news couldn't come at a better time because cornerbacks Randall Gay and Aaron Glenn also are injured. The Saints have a bunch of other injuries on defense, but the possibility of having McKenzie back could be a big boost to the secondary.

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ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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