Just a day after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles, safety Malcolm Jenkins has been signed by the Saints. He was originally drafted by the Saints, and won a Super Bowl with both teams.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the news via Twitter on Wednesday.
A reunion: The #Saints are close to a deal with safety Malcolm Jenkins — likely bringing back one of their former first-round draft choices and securing their back end. The #Eagles recently parted ways with Jenkins.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2020
Jenkins will be entering his age-33 season in 2020. He spent the first five years of his career in New Orleans, before spending six in Philadelphia. In 2019, he forced four fumbles, recovered one and collected 2.5 sacks.
Even though he did not have a single interception, Jenkins racked up 81 combined tackles. Bringing him back into the fold now as a veteran, playoff-ready presence could be very big for the Saints. A proven defensive back with a winning pedigree on a cheap deal may help New Orleans take the next step.
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