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Saints nose tackle John Jenkins out after pectoral surgery

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The Saints had a big absence in the middle Tuesday.

Nose tackle John Jenkins was out of voluntary OTAs. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Jenkins had minor pectoral surgery and could be sidelined until training camp.

The mammoth (359 pounds) nose tackle figures to play an even larger role this season, and could push for a starting job in the middle of their 3-4 defense.

The 2013 third-rounder hadn’t participated in recent OTAs.

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9 Responses to “Saints nose tackle John Jenkins out after pectoral surgery”
  1. thepftpoet says: Jun 10, 2014 1:40 PM

    The repercussions of Bounty Gate have been evident.

    Karma always bites back.


  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 10, 2014 1:41 PM

    Pectoral surgery sounds like something you would perform on gigantic dinosaurs. Oh, wait..

  3. whodat5150 says: Jun 10, 2014 1:48 PM

    Speedy recovery Big J, we’re gonna need you for the season. Who dat!

  4. bassplucker says: Jun 10, 2014 2:23 PM

    This guy is one of the biggest human beings in the entire league. Thankfully his ailment was upper body because once a guy that size starts having knee or foot issues, things can can downhill pretty fast.

  5. kcar28 says: Jun 10, 2014 2:40 PM

    12 men on the field in the final drive of the NFC Championship game…#Skol

  6. mdd913 says: Jun 10, 2014 3:15 PM

    Whatever his weight is, he is a freaking stud.

    If I am a QB I do not want to see 1000 pounds of John Jenkins, Cameron Jordan and Akiem Hicks bearing down on me. Those kids can flat-out dominate most offensive lines.

  7. kingbrees9 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:21 PM

    Get well soon bro I want to see you break out

  8. grapetooth says: Jun 10, 2014 10:58 PM

    Bountygate karma? You mean going from 32nd to 4th or so in total defense? Yeah the bug bit hard didn’t it…

  9. boobsmcgoo says: Jun 11, 2014 10:44 AM

    Hey Poet, your team must have done something horrible because Karma has cursed it with an empty trophy case forever. “Skoal, brother!”-Earl Campbell

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