PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles and former New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins have agreed on a three-year contract.
The move was announced Tuesday shortly after veteran safety Patrick Chung was released. The Eagles also agreed to a three-year deal with punter Donnie Jones on the day NFL free agency began.
Jenkins started 63 games in five seasons with the Saints. He fills a major need for the NFC East champions.
The Eagles have had a revolving door at safety for a few years since former All-Pro Brian Dawkins left Philadelphia.
Jenkins had 48 tackles, 2 1-2 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in 14 games last year.
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