After finishing the 2013-2014 NFL season ranked 32nd against the pass, the Philadelphia Eagles have made crucial changes during the first day of free agency.
The Eagles have signed former Saints safety and first round draft pick, Malcolm Jenkins, to a three-year deal worth $16.25 million with $8 million guaranteed. This report came just moments after the Eagles decided to cut safety Patrick Chung, who they had signed as a free agent last season.
Jenkins was the 14th overall pick in the 2010 draft and is a quality addition to a secondary that struggled last season against top tier passing attacks.
In five seasons with the Saints, Jenkins had 275 tackles, 6 interceptions, and missed only 7 games, proving to be durable through a grueling 16 game NFL season.
Jenkins is only 26 years old and could provide the Eagles with the first consistent, playmaking safety since the departure of Brian Dawkins.