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Report: Malcolm Jenkins has shown up for Eagles mandatory minicamp

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Well, here’s a surprise.

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So it looks like Malcolm Jenkins won’t be missing the Philadelphia Eagles’ mandatory minicamp after all. NFL insider Adam Schefter reports Jenkins showed up to the NovaCare Complex on Monday:

This development comes as a surprise. Schefter previously said he didn’t expect Jenkins to be at minicamp. Howard Eskin also echoed that sentiment earlier today. As of last week, Schefter said: “I think that [the Eagles] know this is going to be an issue that will carry into and beyond next week.”

So ... what changed? There’s no news of Jenkins receiving a raise. Did Jenkins come off his stance? Did the team promise to negotiate with him if he showed up to minicamp in good faith?

It’s worth noting that Schefter’s tweet doesn’t explicitly say that Jenkins will actually practice with the team this week. Maybe Jenkins showed up to avoid being fined but won’t actually participate in team drills until his demands are met.

Jenkins is scheduled to be available to reporters in the Eagles locker room around 4:30 PM ET on Tuesday. We’ll see if we hear more from him then.

UPDATE: Here’s a report that indicates Jenkins IS having contract talks with the Eagles.