clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Saints to bring back Malcolm Jenkins, contract details updated

New, comments

The team is bringing back the veteran safety.

NFL: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

It appears the New Orleans Saints are bringing back former first-round pick Malcolm Jenkins. Ian Rappaport broke the news:

Jenkins was previously with the team from 2009 to 2013 before moving on to the Philadelphia Eagles for the past six seasons where he was cut at the beginning of the league year.

There’s still no word on a contract for Vonn Bell which could mean the team is allowing him to move on after spending his first four seasons with the team.

Jenkins brings veteran leadership to a young secondary that already has Marcus Williams and CJ Gardner-Johnson at the safety positions.


UPDATE:

Details have been released on Jenkins’s new deal with New Orleans.

This amounts to a rough average salary of $8 million dollars per year, an absolute bargain for the New Orleans Saints. For context, Jenkins made approximately $8.4 million per year the last two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Granted, Jenkins is no spring chicken at 32 years old, but he’s still shown to have plenty left in the tank. Now, teaming up again with Thomas Morstead and Drew Brees, all three remaining active players from the Saints Super Bowl season are back on the same roster.


UPDATE:

More details have been released on Malcolm Jenkins’ new deal.

This agreement continues the Saints’ trend of signing long-term deals in terms of spending but building in outs with guaranteed money being paid within the first few years via high signing bonuses and low first-year base salaries.. This also continues their trend as master of the cap, bringing in another impact piece for 2020 on only a $3.3 million hit.