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NFL Rumors: Philadelphia Eagles interested in Malcolm Jenkins

Nov 21, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New Orleans Saints free safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) breaks up a pass intended for Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) in the first half at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles have struggled to fill the void at safety since Brian Dawkins left a few years ago.

Hoping to make safety a strength rather than a weakness, it appears Philadelphia will have interest in New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins – this according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Considering his combination of upside, age, size, and market value, Malcolm Jenkins may be the safety the Eagles target. A converted cornerback, Jenkins has never quite lived up to expectations, but at only 26 he could benefit from a change of scenery and scheme.

Jenkins’ future in New Orleans is a bit up in the air currently as the team (who is financially strapped and is releasing veterans) has some pieces in place that could replace the safety. That could allow the Eagles to swoop in and sign the veteran in hopes he’ll provide some stability at the safety position.

By no stretch would it be a defensive coup, but Jenkins would certainly be better than what the Eagles have dealt with the past few seasons.

Topics: Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia Eagles

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