The Birds’ mandatory minicamp begins this week and veteran safety Malcolm Jenkins is not expected to participate.
According to the King, Howard Eskin, Jenkins is seeking a “hefty raise” to his current deal:
The #eagles open the mandatory mini camp but don’t expect S Malcolm Jenkins to be coming in. Still hearing he wants a hefty raise to his deal. Can’t see why the team will go there after signing Carson Wentz. Whatever $ is left in the cap , they can roll into next season.
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) June 10, 2019
Hefty is an interesting word. Is that a million dollars? Two million dollars? ONE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS?
Last week Adam Schefter told the 97.5 the Fanatic morning show that the Jenkins’ thing was an “unresolved contractual situation:
…I think the Eagles organization is not surprised by this. I think that they know this is going to be an issue that will carry into and beyond next week. And I personally, my own sense is, reading between the lines, I don’t believe he will be (at mandatory camp). We’ll see whether or not that turns out to be accurate. But I don’t think we’ll see him next week for the opening of mandatory minicamp.”
Jenkins ranks 9th among NFL safeties in average earnings per year, according to Over the Cap. Below, you see he’s smushed between Adrian Amos and Tony Jefferson and making less than Harrison Smith and Lamarcus Joyner, after the jump: