Report: Saints NT Jenkins out until training camp with torn pectoral muscle

The Saints' John Jenkins (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Show caption
The Saints' John Jenkins (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Saints nose tackle John Jenkins has had surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle and is out until training camp, NFL.com reported on Tuesday.

Saints coach Sean Payton was asked about the report after practice on Tuesday, but declined to comment on on it, saying the team would not discuss injuries to any players. The NFL does not require teams to file an injury report during offseason activities in the same manner that they do during the regular season.

Payton said the Saints would closely monitor Jenkins and any other players who have not been participating in drills at offseasons practices or minicamps.

Jenkins did not participate in the first two weeks of organized team activities and was not present for the first day of mini-camp on Tuesday.

Jenkins, a third-round pick out of Georgia last year, rotated with Brodrick Bunkley at nose tackle as a rookie in 2013 and is expected to do so again this season.