By Sally Fahey
The Eagles open training camp today, and for safety Malcolm Jenkins that means one thing:
Being a good soldier and showing up even though he is looking for a new contract.
“Nothing will change towards the season,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter said yesterday on the Fanatic. “He’ll be there (at training camp). He’ll play through this contract and at some point they’ll address that at the appropriate time, but it’s not going to be this year. He’s going to be there. He’s going to be a good soldier and be the great teammate he’s been. I expect him to be the great player he is. I’m just telling you it ain’t going to be an issue.”
Jenkins is scheduled to make $11.4 million in 2019.
The 31-year-old is coming off of a 2018 in which he played all 16 games and had 97 tackles, a sack, an interception, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and eight passes defended en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.
He spent the first five years of his career with the Saints before joining the Eagles in 2014.
Jenkins then went on to become one of the league’s best safeties with the Eagles, having made three Pro Bowls since signing with the Birds.