Philadelphia Eagles Remaining Steady

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Jul 25, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive back Malcolm Jenkins addresses the media during a press conference prior to the start of training camp at the team practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman did not necessarily deliver the “big name” addition on defense that many fans – including myself – had dreamed to get. Fortunately, Roseman did give the team substantial upgrades, such as the case in the signing of safety Malcolm Jenkins. Admittedly, I am not the biggest Jenkins fan; however, I do not believe he is a bum whatsoever. He has proven that he is competent, versatile, reliable, intelligent, and a leader. I would feel infinitely more at ease looking at quarterbacks throw against the defense while Jenkins is back there, compared to what the Eagles had in the past few seasons. I do not see the Eagles defensive upgrading ending without a couple more additions at safety, if the potential safeties are versatile enough.

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  • cjhowardo

    We all loved what Colt brought, but its hard to see them carrying a 3rd special teams “specialist”, especially at the same roster position as Maragos. How many safeties can we keep that are borderline liabilities at their actual position…

  • Daniel Reed

    Very, very good point! Colt is a personal favorite of mine. Its inevitable but I don’t think he’ll be seen in midnight green any more. He certainly did bring a lot to the table. I have vivid memories of desperately screaming his name during kickoffs/punts to make the tackle, down the ball and maybe recover a fumble, and it seems he always answered. So consistent, so reliable. I just love niche players with heart.

    Here’s to ya, Colt!