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Malcolm Jenkins: “I feel like I’ve outplayed that contract”

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Talks with Eagles are “ongoing.”

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Malcolm Jenkins spoke with reporters following the Philadelphia Eagles’ minicamp practice on Tuesday and he wasn’t shy to talk about why he skipped voluntary OTAs for the first time in his career.

“As a player, I feel I’ve outplayed that contract.”

He also added:

So, is Jenkins confident a new deal can be reached?

“Those things are ongoing. For me, I hire an agent to have those conversations. Mr. [Jeffrey] Lurie hires the GM to handle those conversations. So, I’m here. I’m focused solely on making sure that the product on the field is the standard that I want.”

Jenkins previously hadn’t directly expressed displeasure with his contract situation — which caused some to question reports that suggested he was unhappy — but now it’s clear.

The feeling here is that Jenkins and the Eagles will ultimately find a way to come up with an agreement that works for both sides. Jenkins has a legitimate case to ask for a raise and the Eagles would be wise to make him happy.

In the meantime, it’s nice for the Eagles to have Jenkins back at practice.