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Former Saints DT John Jenkins Passes Through Waivers Unclaimed, Now A Free Agent

Former Saints DT John Jenkins officially passed through waivers unclaimed on Wednesday and is now an unrestricted free agent.

Jenkins, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Saints back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $2.793 million contract and set to make a base salary of $700,000 for the 2016 season.

The Saints elected to cut Jenkins loose on Tuesday to free up a roster to add some depth at another position.

This year, Jenkins has appeared in seven games for the Saints and recorded 10 tackles and no sacks. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 98 interior defensive lineman out of 119 qualifying players.