Jenkins (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Jenkins had been dealing with a hamstring injury, and the Eagles chose to play it safe and sit the safety for the team's first preseason game. His return to practice signifies that Jenkins injury has at least mostly faded. Expect Jenkins to be ready for Week 1 as one of the best IDP options on the Eagles' roster.
Jenkins (hamstring) will not play in Thursday's preseason matchup with the Buccaneers. Jenkins has been out of practice for a week now, after suffering a hamstring injury last Thursday. He'll be held out of the team's preseason opener, but isn't expected to see a lengthy absence, so a return to practice in the near future isn't out of the question. Chris Maragos is expected to take his spot in the starting lineup for the time being.
Jenkins missed Monday's practice due to a hamstring injury, Matt Lombardo of NJ.com reports. Jenkins went down with the injury last Thursday during practice and has not taken the field since. The 28-year-old safety is in danger of missing Thursday's preseason opener, with Monday being the team's last full practice session.
Jenkins has signed a new five-year contract with the Eagles. Jenkins' new deal will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2020 season. After joining the Eagles last offseason, Jenkins went on to lead the NFL in snaps for a second straight campaign, registering 120 tackles, 15 passes defensed and three forced fumbles. Those career-best numbers earned Jenkins his first Pro Bowl selection, and now a long-term deal to solidify his future.
Eagles free safety Malcolm Jenkins, whose thievery has resulted in one interception in each of the last three games, has earned the praise of Chip Kelly. "We've said since day one, (he) can play anywhere," Kelly told Eagles Insider. "He's been unbelievable since he arrived here." Jenkins has shown off his range this season. Each of his picks have been snagged on a different part of the field. The veteran has more interceptions in four games this year than he has in any of his five previous full seasons.