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New Orleans Saints Rumors: Team Interested in Free Agent Cornerback Mike Jenkins

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COMMENTARY | After losing out on free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to the San Francisco 49ers, the New Orleans Saints, according to a report by rantsports.com, are targeting free agent cornerback Mike Jenkins.

Jenkins, a former first round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2008, had his best season in 2009 with a career-high five interceptions earning a trip to the Pro Bowl. Over the past couple of years, Jenkins has battled injuries and inconsistent play, appearing in only two games last season for the Cowboys.

With a shortage of quality cornerbacks available, the Saints might take a look at Jenkins as an option. Jenkins does have experience playing in Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's 3-4 defense. I put a little stock into this rumor based on the Saints desperation to add another cornerback. If the Saints do sign Jenkins, it's hard to say what kind of value the team is getting based on his penchant for injury.

Cornerback Antoine Winfield would be a better alternative for the Saints. He's a durable and dependable playmaker that will make an immediate impact. Winfield is a short-term inexpensive solution that won't count against the team's salary cap.

Daniel Miller is a freelance sportswriter for Patch.com. He has also worked as a freelance sportswriter for the Dallas Morning News, a sports editor for Sirius XM Radio, and a sports production assistant for KXAS-TV NBC-5 in Dallas.

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