Malcolm Jenkins DB PHI 2 months ago1 Comment

Jenkins has signed a new five-year contract with the Eagles.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jenkins' new deal will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2020 season. After joining the Eagles last offseason, Jenkins went on to lead the NFL in snaps for a second straight campaign, registering 120 tackles, 15 passes defensed and three forced fumbles. Those career-best numbers earned Jenkins his first Pro Bowl selection, and now a long-term deal to solidify his future.

Malcolm Jenkins DB PHI 1 year ago

Jenkins finished 2014 with 80 tackles (64 solo) and three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown).

Jenkins was a mid-tier free agency pickup for the Eagles prior to this season, and the hope was that his cornerback/safety hybrid skill set would lend itself to improved coverage for the Eagles. The Eagles didn't get their wish, allowing 30 passing touchdowns while intercepting just 12 passes, but that poor production is correctly attributed to Nate Allen and Bradley Fletcher than Jenkins. Along with Fletcher, Cary Williams is also often a liability at one of the starting corner spots. In other words, demotions might occur in the Philadelphia secondary this offseason, but it won't be Jenkins who gets one. With that said, he doesn't appear to have much IDP potential in coordinator Billy Davis' scheme. Jenkins' 80 tackles led Philadelphia defensive backs this year, while Allen led the defensive backs with just 82 in 2013. Unless Jenkins goes on an interception tear in 2015 or Davis significantly alters his secondary schemes, it's hard to see Jenkins approaching more than DB3 consideration in most IDP formats.

Malcolm Jenkins DB PHI 2 years ago

Eagles signed S Malcolm Jenkins to a three-year, $16.25 million contract.

Malcolm Jenkins DB PHI 2 years ago's Mike Rodak lists the Bills as a possible landing spot for free agent FS Malcolm Jenkins.

Coming off a down season, Jenkins could be a low-cost option to replace Jairus Byrd. He figures to command $4-5 million annually on a multi-year deal. The Bills have only 2013 fourth-rounder Duke Williams and Da'Norris Searcy as candidates to start opposite Aaron Williams.

Malcolm Jenkins DB PHI 2 years ago

The Philadelphia Inquirer suggests free agent FS Malcolm Jenkins as a target for the Eagles.

Safety has been the biggest hole on the Eagles roster since Brian Dawkins left. They've missed in the draft (Nate Allen, Jaiquawn Jarrett) and missed in free agency (O.J. Atogwe, Pat Chung), leading to an annual leaky secondary. Jenkins, a converted corner, won't break the bank but would be an upgrade on the hideous four-headed monster of Allen, Chung, Kurt Coleman and Colt Anderson.

Malcolm Jenkins DB PHI 2 years ago

ESPN Saints blogger Mike Triplett doesn't expect the team to pay very much to retain free agent FS Malcolm Jenkins.

Triplett suggests anything above $3 million annually would price Jenkins out of the Saints' plans. The top safeties in the NFL are paid around $7-8 million per year. While Jenkins isn't in that tier, he should be able to get close to $4-5 million annually on a multi-year deal. Jenkins is our No. 7 free-agent safety.

Malcolm Jenkins DB PHI 3 years ago

Saints FS Malcolm Jenkins plans to begin participating in OTAs next week.

Jenkins has been limited to doing individual drills as he works through a hamstring injury. Like all players during the offseason, Jenkins is "just being smart with it," but plans to be ready next week.

Malcolm Jenkins DB PHI 3 years ago

FS Malcolm Jenkins insists he's fine with the Saints using their first-round pick on Texas S Kenny Vaccaro.

Jenkins has made it a point not to treat Vaccaro's arrival the way Reggie Bush did Mark Ingram's in 2011. Bush infamously tweeted "It's been fun New Orleans" after the Saints took Ingram with the No. 28 pick. "It makes it an awkward situation in the locker room," Jenkins said. Jenkins is coming off a horrific season, but his roster spot appears to be secure. GM Mickey Loomis has said Jenkins could see snaps in the slot as a way to get him on the field at the same time as Vaccaro and Roman Harper.

Malcolm Jenkins DB PHI 3 years ago

Saints FS Malcolm Jenkins triggered an escalator in his rookie deal, raising his 2013 salary from $2.264 million to $2.414 million.

Jenkins started 13 games in 2012 and racked up a career-high 94 tackles before landing on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. However, he and fellow safety, Roman Harper, graded out as Pro Football Focus' two worst safeties on the season as the New Orleans defense was historically awful. Jenkins enters the final year of his deal and will have to learn the 3-4 defense.

Malcolm Jenkins DB PHI 3 years ago

Saints placed FS Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring) on season-ending injured reserve.

Jenkins has started every game this season for New Orleans, but he was forced to leave last week's contest against the Giants with the injury. It's been a terrible year for Jenkins on the field. He's graded out as Pro Football Focus' second-worst safety out of a qualifying 86 players. Isa Abdul-Quddus will get the final three starts at free safety.