Trying to solve their issues at safety, the Philadelphia Eagles reached agreement with former New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins on a three-year contract worth $16.25 million, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The Eagles have had a revolving door at safety for a few years since former All-Pro Brian Dawkins left Philadelphia.
Jenkins, 26, has been a tantalizing talent since being drafted with the 14th pick out of Ohio State in 2009. And he's been a full-time starter since the Saints converted him from cornerback to free safety in 2010. But the 6-foot-4, 204-pounder has never consistently delivered on his lofty potential.
He has had a knack for making one or two game-changing plays per season, and he's a respected leader who was elected as a captain each of the past two years. But he has struggled at times with his consistency in coverage and tackling.
Jenkins had one of his better seasons in 2013 with 2.5 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in a versatile role under new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan (sometimes blitzing, sometimes in slot coverage).
For his career, Jenkins has 358 tackles, 4.5 sacks, six interceptions, six forced fumbles and 38 pass breakups.
Information from ESPN.com Saints reporter Mike Triplett and The Associated Press was used in this report.