As it turns out, the Philadelphia Eagles will have Malcolm Jenkins in attendance at mandatory minicamp after all.
Over the last few weeks, the Philadelphia Eagles were without their veteran safety, Malcolm Jenkins. Despite OTAs being a voluntary session for veterans around the league, Jenkins is typically in attendance. This year, however, he decided to work out on his own time and teased a potential holdout from the team. Being that the safety market has inflated since Jenkins signed his last contract, many speculated he wanted a raise.
As it turns out, the veteran safety will not be holding out after all. According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Jenkins has shown up to the Nova Care Complex on Monday to take his physical with the team. On Tuesday, it is mandatory for all players who are not injured to report to practice. Jenkins intends on being there and is excited to get back to work with his team.
Jenkins’ holdout is no longer existent
For weeks, Schefter has speculated that Jenkins’ is very much unlikely to attend the three-day session. Therefore, he would’ve had to pay a find that totals close to $90,000. Typically, players who plan to holdout don’t let that figure get in the way of their ultimate plan of earning a raise. In this case, though, Jenkins won’t cause a headache for the team, as he plans to practice.
Does this mean Howie Roseman and the front office have taken care of Jenkins? It’s all unclear right now. As Jenkins’ teammates even speculated that the front office has to get something done in order to satisfy their acting captain, it seems as though there isn’t a new deal done for Jenkins just yet. However, his presence does lead us to believe that the Eagles will be taking care of the veteran safety sooner than later. His cooperation on and off the field shows that he’s more than deserving of a revised contract. Hopefully, the Eagles can keep Jenkins happy.