Monday, November 23, 2009

Saints Nation: Saints Bring Back Mike McKenzie

After a long and very successful stint in New Orleans, Mike McKenzie is back for more. The Saints agreed to terms with the cornerback, and he'll join recently signed veteran Chris McAlister as a new member of our depleted defensive backfield (STORY HERE). McKenzie has suffered two major knee injuries in the last 3 years, but he's apparently recovered well and is ready to play.

The Saints were without starters Jabari Greer (groin) and Tracy Porter (knee) this past Sunday at Tampa Bay and they suffered two more injuries to fill ins Randall Gay (hamstring) and Leigh Torrence (shoulder/stinger). It's safe to say that both Porter and Gay are both out for this upcoming Monday night game against the Patriots, and Torrence and Greer are both questionable. That leaves rookie Malcolm Jenkins, and recently signed vets McKenzie and McAlister as the other corners on the roster. My guess is Greer will return, giving the Saints four active corners for Monday Night, and they'll get spot duty help from backup safeties Pierson Prioleau and Usama Young.

UPDATE: Leigh Torrence has been placed on IR to make room for McKenzie. Torrence is thus done for the year.