Malcolm Jenkins is returning to the franchise where he first started his NFL career over a decade ago.
Wednesday, Jenkins signed a deal to rejoin the New Orleans Saints roster after spending the last six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles decided against re-signing Jenkins, allowing him to pursue opportunities with other organizations.
ESPN was one of many outlets to report the news that Jenkins and the Saints were close to agreeing to a deal.
Jenkins spent the first five seasons of his NFL career with the Saints, selected as the No. 14 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He went on to play with the organization through the 2013 season, and New Orleans allowed him to slip away to Philadelphia.
Jenkins is a two-time Super Bowl champion, winning one title with the Saints and the Eagles. He’s also a three-time Pro Bowl selection.
The new deal with the Saints will reportedly give Jenkins a four-year, $32 million contract. Jenkins will receive $16.25 million in guaranteed money.
In 11 years in the NFL, Jenkins has recorded 874 tackles, 95 passes defended, 18 forced fumbles and 17 interceptions.