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.
Among the six players on the injury report for the Eagles defense in Week 3 against Washington, only defensive back Earl Wolff (knee) was forced to sit out. Defensive lineman Fletcher Cox (back) is in uniform, along with defensive backs Cary Williams (hamstring), Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), Malcolm Jenkins (shoulder) and Nolan Carroll (elbow).
The Eagles have seven players listed on the injury report for Week 3 against Washington from the defensive side of the ball, and the vast majority are expected to play. Among the seven, only lineback Mychal Kendricks (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game. Defensive back Earl Wolff (knee) is also questionable, while defensive backs Cary Williams (hamstring), Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), Nolan Carroll (elbow) and Malcolm Jenkins (shoulder), along with defensive lineman Fletcher Cox (back) are all probable for Week 3.
The Eagles DST forced two turnovers but got no sacks in Monday's 30-27 win in Indianapolis. Philly allowed the Colts' formerly dormant rushing game to pile up 169 yards on the ground. Defensive end Fletcher Cox jarred the ball loose from running back Trent Richardson in the third quarter, linebacker DeMeco Ryans recovering. Safety Malcolm Jenkins intercepted Andrew Luck in the fourth quarter on a controversial play. Colts wideout T.Y. Hilton was clearly held on his route, leading to the pick. Ryans finished with a game-high 10 tackles and one of the Eagles' three quarterback hits. After failing to stop Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw, the Eagles DST will be hard-pressed to stop Redskins running back Alfred Morris in Week 3.
The Eagles have signed safety Malcolm Jenkins to a three-year deal, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Jenkins spent the first five seasons of his career with the Saints. In 2013, he had 68 total tackles, two interceptions and 2.5 sacks.