Philadelphia Eagles sign Malcolm Jenkins to 3-year deal

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.

Malcolm_JenkinsThe 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.