The Philadelphia Eagles wasted no time on Tuesday’s free agency opening, spending just over an hour before playing their first card. After suffering through safety woes last season, Philadelphia signed former Saints defensive back Malcolm Jenkins to a three-year, $16.25 million deal.
Jenkins, 26, was drafted 14th overall by the Saints in 2009 out of Ohio State. A durable player, Jenkins started 14, 15, 15, 13, and 14 games respectively in his first five seasons. The former Buckeye has notched 275 total tackles in his time in the NFL, along with six interceptions.
Jenkins will earn a similar salary to T.JJ. Ward, who is more of a box safety. The Eagles obviously felt that Jenkins, a better cover man, was the more appropriate fit for their scheme. It is apparent that Howie Roseman is not done, so stay tuned.