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Jenkins Looking to Make an Imapct in His Rookie Year

The Saints are counting on rookie Malcolm Jenkins to step in and make an impact in his rookie season, and as today’s Times-Picayune reports, he’s looking forward to proving his worth in 2009:

Although little progress has been made on the contract front, Saints first-round draft pick Malcolm Jenkins appears to be settling into his new surroundings.

Jenkins, the 14th overall pick and top-rated cornerback in the April draft, said his agent opened preliminary discussions with Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis on Friday. Jenkins hopes to report for the start of training camp next week.

Players are to report by 10 a.m. Thursday but can check into the team hotel, the Airport Hilton, beginning Wednesday. Two practices are scheduled for Friday at the team’s training facility in Metairie — 8:50 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. Both are open to the public.

“As of right now, there’s been no progress,” Jenkins said. “My agent (Ben Dogra) has spoken to Mickey several times before today, but this was the first day where they started making strides, I guess.

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