said he never thought about playing football anywhere other than Carolina.
like it here. It's quiet and not too fast paced and keeps me out of
trouble," he said.
plans to use a portion of his signing bonus to begin a foundation to benefit
children in Charlotte as well as his hometown in Ypsilanti, MI. An advocate for
children, Jenkins has made school appearances, visited children's hospitals and
provided financial assistance to a youth football team in need of equipment.
me most of the things I do revolve around kids," Jenkins said. "They
are at the point of their lives where some of the influences can changer their
Dan Morgan should be back in the lineup this week -- really. Last week Morgan
looked like he would play up until Saturday when the hamstring began to tighten
up on him and the team decided to hold him out. This time, it appears Morgan
really will play. That means Will Witherspoon will move back to the weak-side
linebacker this week.
Kris Mangum might be a scratch this week after suffering a sprained ankle in
last week's game against Atlanta.
Mike Caldwell is questionable for this week against the Saints. If he plays, he
will see action on special teams.
PLAN: It would be easy to say the Panthers will pound the ball at the Saints
on Sunday, but don't be surprised if the Panthers test the waters deep. New
Orleans' defense, particularly its secondary, has been decimated by injuries.
Last week Peyton Manning was barely pressured at all and threw six touchdown
passes against the Saints.
TO WATCH: Panthers DE Mike Rucker vs. Saints new LT -- Rucker is off to a
terrific start this season, tied for the NFL lead with five sacks. That number
could increase on Sunday when he faces the Saints. Left tackle Wayne Gandy, the
Saints regular starter, is expected to be out this week with a knee injury. If
he is, Spencer Folau will be the starter. Look for plenty of pressure on Aaron Brooks.