No new contract yet, but Malcolm Jenkins reports for Eagles' minicamp
The Philadelphia Eagles have begun convening for their mandatory minicamp, which begins on Tuesday.
Among them is safety Malcolm Jenkins, who reportedly would like to have his contract re-worked and did not participate in any voluntary workouts with the team.
Showing up without new deal
Via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, it’s unusual for Jenkins to miss voluntary OTAs, and it’s unclear whether he’s received any assurances from the team in advance of his participation in minicamp.
In 2016, pass rusher Fletcher Cox skipped all offseason work up until minicamp, but Philadelphia brass had spoken with Cox about a future extension, and he did get a new contract later in the summer.
Deal currently set to expire after 2020
Jenkins signed a free agent contract with the Eagles in 2014, and has played and started every game for the team since. He played every defensive snap for the team in 2018.
He and Philadelphia agreed to a contract extension in 2017 that goes through the 2020 season; Jenkins’ 2019 salary is currently set to be $8.1 million, which places him just outside the top 10 for players at his position this year.
Jenkins is a three-time Pro Bowler, including the last two years, but isn’t considered one of the very best safeties in the NFL. However, he has high value to the Eagles as a team leader and strong voice in the community in addition to what he does on the field.
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