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New Orleans Saints: Packers DE Cullen Jenkins Hot Commodity In Free Agency

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But does Cullen have any value to a 4-3 team like the New Orleans Saints? The answer is a little more complicated then some may think.

Jenkins thrived once Dome Capers arrived in Green Bay in 2009 and installed the 3-4 defense. Most tend think he is more suited primarily to the 3-4, but he has had some very good seasons playing the 4-3 defensive end position including 4.5 sacks in 2004 and 6.5 sacks in 2006.

The Saints are not in desperate need of defensive ends after drafting Cam Jordan in the first round of the draft. He is expected to immediately compete as the starting left defensive end.

Current starter Alex Brown could stay on the left side as a backup or perhaps move back to his original right defense end spot as Will Smith‘s backup. Jeff Charleston, the primary backup currently, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent and may not return to the team.

The Saints could use Jenkins to address the depth on either side, but the likelihood they pursue his probably minimal at best. There is a 3-4 team out there ready to pay him a significant amount of money that the Saints are not to acquire a part-time pass rusher.

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