As the NFL Free Agency period rapidly approached, talk started spreading that the Philadelphia Eagles were in the market for a veteran defensive back to beef up their defense, and they wasted no time with handling that on Tuesday as they’ve reached an agreement with free agent Malcolm Jenkins on a three-year deal.
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It’s not known right now whether or not this move takes them out of the Champ Bailey sweepstakes, which they were reported to be a huge part of, but this definitely fills a need in their safety slot.
This move to Philly ends a five-year run Jenkins had with the New Orleans Saints, where he was the cornerstone of the secondary most of the time.
In his career, Jenkins has recorded 276 tackles with six interceptions and 38 passes knocked down.
Now, he’ll see if he can pad those stats a little bit more under the direction of Chip Kelly and the Eagles.