January 11, 2008

2008 Draft notes and more

The Saints' 2008 draft class took a potential hit when Ohio State CB Malcolm Jenkins announced that he would return to school for his senior season. Jenkins could have been a target for the Saints with the 10th overall selection in April.

Other potential underclassmen selections include Miami S Kenny Phillips, Kansas DB Aqib Talib, Auburn DT Pat Sims, Virginia Tech CB Brandon Flowers, Rutgers RB Ray Rice, Tennessee LB Jerod Mayo, Maryland LB Erin Henderson, Texas A&M TE Martellus Bennett.

Jenkins was joined by USC LB Rey Maualuga, Penn State LB Sean Lee in staying in school.

Notes: Saints LT Jammal Brown was fined $25k for contact with an official in the season finale... The Eagles signed former Saint WR Jamal Jones to an offseason contract... Former longtime Saints long snapper Kendall Gammon has been hired by the front office of Pittsburgh State University in fundraising...

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