Jenkins flips off Payton, then says 'It's all good'

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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 19, 2018 - 10:01 am

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Former Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins made his first return to the Superdome since leaving the Black and Gold Sunday.

As a member of the Eagles defense, he watched as the Saints scored 48 points on his team

Late in the game the Saints went for it on 4th down when it appeared too far for a field goal, but not a great place to punt.  They scored on the play to extend the huge lead.

Jenkins raised a middle finger to Saints Coach Sean Payton at that point.

After the game he admitted he was more angry with himself and apparently let his emotions get the better part of him.

"I was more so upset that it was on me," Jenkins said. "I love Sean to death."

Jenkins said he and Payton are straight.

"We talked after the game, it's all good," he told NBC Sports. "I got a lot of respect for what they are doing, especially Sean."

Payton said that letting Jenkins go was one of the biggest mistakes the Saints have made in his tenure.

"Malcolm, I think the world of him. He is a tremendous player. I hate that he got out of here. That is probably as big of a mistake as we have made here in 13 years. He’s made up of all of the right things. He’s a tremendous competitor," Payton said. 

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