Saints safety Jenkins ruled out vs. Seahawks with knee injury

The New Orleans Saints will play Saturday's NFC wild-card playoff game in Seattle without second-year starting safety Malcolm Jenkins, who was ruled out because of a right knee injury.

Jenkins suffered the injury on the opening drive of the Saints' Week 17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was injured while bringing down Bucs running back LaGarrette Blount on the sideline at the end of a 16-yard run. Jenkins immediately grabbed his knee after the play, then was replaced by Darren Sharper.

Jenkins had 64 total tackles and two interceptions during the regular season.

The banged-up Saints also ruled out tight end Jimmy Graham (ankle), linebacker Danny Clark (hamstring) and defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove (knee) for the game against the Seahawks.

New Orleans has a long list of players listed as probable, including defensive end Alex Brown (shoulder), wide receiver Marques Colston (knee), linebacker Anthony Waters (ankle) and tight ends Jeremy Shockey (groin) and David Thomas (knee), all full participants in Friday's practice.

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