Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins says DeSean Jackson staying in NFC East a concern

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The Philadelphia Eagles made the tough decision to let wide receiver DeSean Jackson go after a career season. Jackson responded by signing with their NFC East divisional foes, the Washington Redskins giving him the opportunity to play his former teammates twice a year.

The Eagles signed New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins to bolster their secondary, and while he didn’t play with Jackson on the Eagles he did call him staying in the NFC East a concern.

“Once he stayed in the division,” Jenkins said during an appearance Monday night on NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access,” “that’s when a little bit of concern comes in.”

Jenkins thinks the Eagle secondary could have a hard time containing Jackson who is playing opposite wide receiver Pierre Garcon in an offense loaded with weapons. They Eagles also have to find a way to replace Jackson’s production on offense as well.