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The Linc - Malcolm Jenkins Fits the Eagles' Culture

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All-22 Free Agent Profile: Malcolm Jenkins - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
The one word that comes to mind with free agent safety Malcolm Jenkins is versatility. And that was one of Chip Kelly’s main talking points during Year 1 with the Eagles. Last offseason, Kelly raved about Connor Barwin’s ability to perform a variety of tasks on defense. On the flip side, he stressed how tight ends like Zach Ertz could line up all over the formation and create mismatches.

The Newest Eagle: S Malcolm Jenkins - Bo Wulf,
"We really liked Malcolm's versatility," said head coach Chip Kelly. "He can line up at either safety spot, can come in and make a tackle and can play man-to-man as well. I had a chance to study him on tape leading up to the playoff game and really liked what I saw. He's a sharp kid and is ultra-competitive. We are really happy to have him in Philadelphia."

DeMarcus Ware released, what does it mean to the Eagles? - JimmyK,
After years of cap mismanagement by Jerry Jones and the Cowboys' front office, the Cowboys released DeMarcus Ware on Tuesday. Ware is a certain Hall of Famer and the best Cowboys defender over the last decade. But how does that affect the Eagles?

Day One in the Books - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
The Eagles could still add another Safety. They can still make a play for CB Darelle Revis. There are also some freshly cut pass rushers in DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers. Ware is reportedly talking to the Broncos. The Eagles needed to add a starting Safety. They did that today so that’s huge in my book. They still need help at OLB, but there weren’t great options so it is smart that they didn’t throw money at anyone recklessly. I am really curious to see if they talk to Ware or think he wouldn’t be a good fit.

Roseman, Kelly: Jenkins, Jones fit Eagles' culture - Reuben Frank, CSN Philly
"Malcolm is someone we’ve had our eye on for quite a while," Roseman said. "He has been a productive player his entire football career, both in New Orleans and at Ohio State. Everything you hear about Malcolm as a person is true. He was a two-time defensive captain with the Saints and is a high-character player. We are excited to add a guy like that to the culture we have established here."

Vick will take his time, look for the right fit - PFT
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Vick plans to be patient in his search for a new job. He realizes that this is likely his last chance to find a starting job, so he’s looking for the right fit.

No easy decisions: An NFL player reflects on free agency - Stephen White, SB Nation NFL
For fans, free agency is all about the excitement of new faces in new places. It's different for players. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White recounts his own experience with free agency and takes you behind the scenes of the nerve-racking process that players go through.

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