Jenkins is a scheme-diverse linemen who consistently plays with outstanding leverage. He's a terrific pass rusher who can get penetration on tackles and guards en route to the quarterback. The Packers have a strong rotation and while they will still pursue him, they may not be willing to pay him what it takes to keep him in Green Bay. If he hits the market, his only concern is that he's somewhat injury-prone, but should otherwise be a disruptive lineman on any team.
Other veteran teammates with Green Bay have already been given contract extensions, so it's a little peculiar that Jenkins wasn't among them. That leaves many to believe the Packers don't plan on re-signing him. Second-round pick Mike Neal is waiting to replace him. The other possibility, however, is that the team could use the franchise tag.
The unrestricted free agent has been playing the right side of the line in Green Bay's 3-4 scheme but I can't imagine he would have much trouble switching over to the left side if signed by the Saints. Otherwise, he's exactly what the Saints need to improve their pass rush.
I would be very surprised to see the Saints spend the money and go after one of the best defensive linemen available in free agency. Pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately, I don't see it happening.
|2010||Green Bay Packers||11||18||13||5||7.0||--||1||--||--||--||0.0||--|
|2009||Green Bay Packers||16||32||23||9||4.5||--||1||1||0||4||4.0||4|
|2008||Green Bay Packers||4||13||10||3||2.5||--||1||--||--||--||0.0||--|
|2007||Green Bay Packers||16||44||26||18||1.0||--||6||--||--||--||0.0||--|
|2006||Green Bay Packers||14||32||23||9||6.5||--||1||--||--||--||0.0||--|
|2005||Green Bay Packers||16||37||23||14||3.0||--||5||--||--||--||0.0||--|
|2004||Green Bay Packers||16||18||12||6||4.5||--||1||--||--||--||0.0||--|