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Saints hope Greer's back for playoffs

There was some news out of New Orleans on Thursday about injured cornerback Jabari Greer and it may be good and bad.

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First, the bad. Greer, who initially had been diagnosed with what the team said was a groin injury, had surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia.

But the good news is the Saints think Greer can be fully healthy for the playoffs, maybe even for the final regular-season game. In a perfect world, you’d like to have your starting cornerbacks (Tracy Porter also has been out with an injury) available all the time.

But the Saints are in a situation where they can get by (like they’ve been doing the past few weeks) for the rest of the regular season. It’s a lot more important to have Porter and Greer, who were a pretty solid tandem for the first half of the season, at full strength in the playoffs. It also doesn’t hurt to keep getting rookie Malcolm Jenkins lots of playing time the rest of the season because that could give the Saints a pretty strong trio in the postseason.