Saints place Jenkins, Brown on injured reserve

The New Orleans Saints have placed safety Malcolm Jenkins and

offensive lineman Charles Brown on injured reserve, ending their


The team announced Saturday that it has signed safety Jerico

Nelson and offensive lineman Ricky Henry from its practice squad to

take their places on the active roster.

Jenkins has started all of the Saints’ 13 games this season,

recording 96 tackles and returning an interception for a touchdown.

Brown has started at right tackle in seven games this season and at

tight end in one game.

Henry was signed to the practice squad after the Chicago Bears

waived him at the end of preseason. Nelson was an undrafted free

agent who has spent the entire season on the practice squad.

The Saints host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.