Titans sign former Saints Cornerback Janoris Jenkins

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 25: Janoris Jenkins #20 of the New Orleans Saints in action against the Carolina Panthers during a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 25, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 25: Janoris Jenkins #20 of the New Orleans Saints in action against the Carolina Panthers during a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 25, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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The New Orleans Saints’ release of cornerback Janoris Jenkins was a tough decision in lieu of the team’s salary cap situation. He quickly landed on his feet by signing with the Tennessee Titans.

Well that didn’t take long. After the New Orleans Saints reported the termination of Janoris Jenkins’ contract, the Titans quickly scooped up the veteran cornerback.

He will provide depth and compete for a starting role in Tennessee, as they recently released cornerbacks Malcolm Butler and Adoree Jackson. Jenkins’ agent Neil Schwartz broke the news on Twitter.

This leaves the Saints with a void at the starting cornerback spot opposite Pro Bowl cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Jenkins was solid in his role with New Orleans. They picked up the veteran late in 2019 after the Giants released him for disciplinary reasons among other things.

Jenkins appeared in 15 games for the Saints accumulating 4 interceptions and 14 pass deflections. The move by New Orleans reportedly will create about $7 million in cap space for the team.

What the Saints will do to fill the hole left by “Jackrabbit” will be interesting. Reports have surfaced that the Saints were interested in the services of veteran free agent cornerback Richard Sherman.

There is definitely familiarity here as Saints new defensive backs coach Kris Richard was Sherman’s defensive coordinator back in the Legion of Boom days in Seattle. Interestingly, Sherman represents himself so negotiations with the veteran go through him.

The Saints could also address this need through the draft as this is a solid draft for corners. Names like South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn (who is the son of Saints great Joe Horn) and Florida State’s Asante Samuel Jr, have been names that may be available in the 1st round when the Saints pick.

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The Saints were number 5 in the league in past defense this past season, so expect the Saints to address this need aggressively as the importance of this in today’s NFL cannot be understated.

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