Sunday, December 19, 2010
Jabari Greer is injured, out for Saints
By Pat Yasinskas
BALTIMORE -- In what suddenly is shaping up as an offensive shootout, the New Orleans Saints have lost one of their top defensive weapons.
Jabari Greer, the team’s best cornerback has left the game with a knee injury. The Saints said Greer’s return is questionable, but there are no signs of him on the sidelines. The Saints have Tracy Porter as their other starting cornerback and have been rotating backup Leigh Torrence and safety Malcolm Jenkins into the cornerback mix.
Jenkins started the game at free safety and still is working there in some formations. But he also is rotating to cornerback in other situations with veteran Darren Sharper taking over at free safety.
Interestingly, first-round draft pick Patrick Robinson who had been getting some time as the nickel back and even started some when Porter and Greer were injured earlier in the year, has been inactive the past two games. Robinson is not injured, indicating that coaches feel more comfortable playing Torrence.