V-Jax Catcher Won’t Play; Bennett SalivatingDecember 16th, 2012
Joe still has nightmares thinking of Malcolm Jenkins’ heroic chasedown of Vincent Jackson in the last meeting of the Saints and Bucs in Tampa.
Jackson getting dropped about 50 inches from the end zone after a 95-yard reception — here’s the video — led to the Bucs’ most heinous 4-and-out in recent years, yet another series fans can point to that eliminated the Bucs from legitimate playoff chatter.
The good news is the porous Saints secondary won’t have Jenkins today. He was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per the Times Picayune.
Jenkins started the previous 13 games for the Saints after being listed as out for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jenkins ranked third on the Saints this season with 94 total tackles and had one interception, which turned into a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown against Oakland on Nov. 18.
In other Saints injury news, their starting right tackle, Zach Strief, is officially out with an ankle injury. The odds of Michael Bennett recording his 10th sack of the season and adding to his free agency
bankroll allure just went up.