Malcolm Jenkins has reported to the NovaCare Complex in South Philly for this week’s Eagles mandatory minicamp. The veteran safety isn’t scheduled to be available to reporters until 4:30 PM Eastern on Tuesday but Jenkins did briefly speak with 6ABC’s Sharrie Williams.
“I’m really excited to be back with the team. Contract situations are always a part of the business that need to be addressed. The next few days I’m going to focus solely on football and helping my team win a championship.”
So, there’s your confirmation that Jenkins skipping voluntary OTAs was at least somewhat contract-related. On that note, Williams reports the Eagles and Jenkins are discussing some kind of new deal.
Source with direct knowledge tells me @MalcolmJenkins will be at mandatory minicamp Tuesday. No changes to current deal. But talks on-going with @Eagles and heading in a direction that now has him committed to attend. @6abc #Eagles #MalcolmJenkins #Breaking— Sharrie Williams (@WilliamsSharrie) June 10, 2019
Numerous outlets previously reported that Jenkins was going to skip mandatory minicamp. That may have been the original plan if the Eagles didn’t give Jenkins some assurance they’d reward him with a new deal, which seems like it’s on the table.
In any case, it’s a very good to see Jenkins back with the team. He’s incredibly important to the Eagles’ success.
And in other Jenkins-related news:
Reportedly back in Philly to rejoin the #Eagles, Malcolm Jenkins also announces his foundation will again offer a free six-week education camp to 100 West Philadelphia middle-schoolers this month.— Cody Benjamin (@CodyJBenjamin) June 10, 2019