Jenkins underwent surgery on one of his thumbs in March, but the procedure was never expected to be a big deal. The eight-year vet will open training camp as the leader of the Eagles secondary after averaging over 84 tackles and 10 pass breakups in his four seasons since arriving in Philadelphia.
Jenkins recently underwent a procedure to repair ligaments in his left thumb, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
Jenkins described the procedure as "offseason maintenance." He should be fine for offseason workouts next month.
Jenkins finished the 2017 regular season with 76 tackles (63 solo), a sack, two interceptions, and eight passes defensed across 16 games.
Jenkins played all 16 games for the fourth consecutive year. Perhaps this longevity helped get him elected to his second Pro-Bowl because, statistically speaking, he virtually repeated his 2016 season. The only major difference was his failure to score a defensive touchdown, marking just the second of eight pro seasons in which he has failed to find the end zone. He is now on the wrong side of 30 and has limited upside in IDP leagues.
Jenkins' tackle total marked his highest since Week 7 and second biggest total of the season. The 29-year-old strong safety was one of three Eagles defenders to participate in all 88 defensive snaps. He figures to be in line for another heavy workload in the Eagles' Week 16 matchup against the Raiders, as the team hopes to lock up home field advantage for the playoffs.
|2009||New Orleans Saints||14||55||49.0||6||0||1||14||14.0||14||0||4|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||15||64||54.0||10||1||2||105||52.5||96||1||12|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||15||77||63.0||14||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||9|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||13||94||65.0||29||0||1||55||55.0||55||1||6|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||14||68||44.0||24||2.5||2||35||17.5||31||0||6|
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|2009||New Orleans Saints||14||0||0||2||0||1||0||1||0|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||15||0||0||1||0||2||0||2||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||15||0||0||1||0||1||30||1||1|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||14||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|