The New Orleans Saints are reportedly close to a contract with a former first-round pick. In fact, the free agent signing is a former first-round pick of the Saints.
According to a report from NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Saints are expected to sign safety Malcolm Jenkins. The Philadelphia Eagles recently made the decision to move on from Jenkins heading into the 2020 season.
The 32-year-old is now a free agent after spending the last six seasons in Philly. Now it looks like he’ll reunite with the team that drafted him in 2009.
New Orleans selected Jenkins with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2009 draft after a standout career with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Rapoport suggested a deal between Jenkins and the Saints is “close.”
A reunion: The #Saints are close to a deal with safety Malcolm Jenkins — likely bringing back one of their former first-round draft choices and securing their back end. The #Eagles recently parted ways with Jenkins.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2020
With the Eagles, he made three Pro Bowls and helped the franchise win its first Super Bowl title.
It was his second time hoisting the Lombardi Trophy after helping the Saints to a Super Bowl win over the Indianapolis Colts in 2009.
After the Saints declined to re-sign the star safety, he landed with the Eagles where he had a standout career. However, Philadelphia made the difficult decision to part ways with the talented safety heading into 2020.