Jenkins totaled five tackles (three solo) and an interception in the Saints' 27-13 win over the 49ers on Sunday.
After failing to record an interception through his first seven games, Jenkins has now picked off the opposing quarterback in back-to-back weeks. His recent elite play will likely be relied upon when the Saints face the Falcons' explosive receiving corps in Week 11.
Jenkins totaled five solo tackles and an interception in the Saints' 38-3 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
The veteran led the Saints in tackling, only needing five in a game where the Buccaneers made very few positive plays on offense. Jenkins also came away with his 18th career interception and first of 2020. In his first season back with his former team, Jenkins has played an integral role in the secondary.
Jenkins totaled eight tackles (five solo), two passes defended, one sack, and a tackle for a loss in the Saints' 26-23 OT win over the Bears on Sunday.
Jenkins came away with his second sack of the season and finished second in tackles in this one. Through seven games, he's averaging six tackles per contest and will be needed against a high-powered Buccaneers offense in Week 9.
Jenkins (knee) won't carry an injury tag into Monday's game versus the Chargers.
Jenkins was limited in practice all week, which is enough for the safety to avoid missing his first game since 2013. The 32-year-old safety has played every snap through four games and recorded 27 tackles, a sack and three pass breakups. With Janoris Jenkins (shoulder) ruled out and Marshon Lattimore (hamstring) questionable, Jenkins' work in coverage will be even more important Monday.
Jenkins (knee) practiced on a limited basis Thursday.
The three-time Pro Bowl defensive back has not taken a single defensive snap off since Week 17 of 2017, demonstrating the supreme durability and versatility Jenkins has provided to the Saints and Eagles over the course of his career. Jenkins has been impactful each of the past two games after a shaky outing against Darren Waller and the Raiders in Week 2, picking up 14 total tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass deflection in two contests since. If upgraded to full practice participation Friday or Saturday, his active status for an upcoming Monday night matchup against the Chargers will be all but confirmed.
Jenkins recorded five tackles (all solo) and a pass defended in the Saints' 35-29 win over the Lions on Sunday.
After leading the Saints in tackles in Week 4, Jenkins finished second to C.J. Gardner-Johnson in that category in Week 5. He continues to be a strong presence in New Orleans' secondary.
Jenkins recorded nine tackles (seven solo) and a tackle for a loss in the Saints' 37-30 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Jenkins paced the Saints in tackles Sunday, staying busy against a powerful Green Bay defense. He's up to 22 tackles on the season and is on pace to break the career-high 109 he set in that category in 2015 while with the Eagles.
Jenkins provided seven tackles (four solo), one sack, one pass defended and a tackle for a loss in the Saints' 34-24 loss to the Raiders on Monday.
The young safety provided at least six tackles and a pass defended for the second week in a row, earning his first sack of the season in the process. New Orleans boasts a strong run defense, leading to opposing offenses targeting the secondary and increased opportunities for players like Jenkins. He should be busy in Week 3 against Green Bay.
Jenkins agreed to a contract Wednesday with the Saints, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jenkins was in New Orleans for the first five years of his pro career before playing for Philadelphia the past six seasons. The Saints presumably intend to let free agent Vonn Bell sign elsewhere, leaving Jenkins and Marcus Williams as the projected starting duo at safety. The 32-year-old Jenkins never missed a start with the Eagles, averaging 85.8 tackles, 9.7 pass breakups, 2.0 forced fumbles and 1.8 interceptions per season.
The Eagles announced Tuesday that Jenkins' $7.85 million team option for 2020 has been declined.
The 32-year-old, who hasn't missed a regular-season game since 2013, logged 81 tackles, 2.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 2019, his sixth season with the Eagles. The six-foot, 204-pound safety should have no problem catching on elsewhere in the coming days, given the durability and leadership he can bring to his next team's secondary.
Jenkins relayed that he won't play for the Eagles on his current deal in 2020, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
Jenkins is scheduled to make $7.85 million in 2020 during the final year of his contract, but if he doesn't get a new deal, he doesn't plan on playing. The market for safeties is shifting, as Earl Thomas -- who turns 31 in May -- is set to make $15 million next season, and Landon Collins signed for a similar annual payout last March. Jenkins played every defensive snap in 2019 and recorded 81 tackles, 2.5 sacks, eight pass breakups and four forced fumbles.
Jenkins notched nine tackles (eight solo), one defended pass and one forced fumble during Sunday's win over the Giants.
Jenkins has handled 100 percent of defensive snaps for Philadelphia this season, and he'll continue playing his every-down role in Sunday's wild-card playoff round against the Seahawks. The veteran concludes the regular season with 81 tackles (63 solo), 2.5 sacks, eight defended passes, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Jenkins logged six tackles (two solo) and two sacks in Sunday's 17-9 loss to Seattle.
After a slow start to the year, Jenkins now has all 2.5 of his sacks on the year in his last three games. He is up to 52 tackles (38 solo) on the season.
Jenkins recorded seven tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
It was Jenkins' second-best game of the season in terms of tackle production, which stands to reason as he played all 74 of the Eagles' defensive snaps and a season-high 12 on special teams. He hasn't made many big plays this season, having made no interceptions while breaking up just three passes on the year.
Jenkins made six tackles (five solo) and a pass breakup in Sunday's 31-13 win over the Bills.
Jenkins hasn't left the field on defense through eight games, and he now has 37 tackles, three pass breakups and two forced fumbles on the season. The veteran safety's numbers appear to be down from last year. However, Jenkins recorded 15 more tackles over the final eight games of the 2018 season compared to the first half, so perhaps he's in line for an uptick in stops.
Jenkins recorded eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Vikings. He also defensed a pass and forced a fumble.
Sunday marked Jenkins' first game of the year with more than four tackles. Despite playing every snap on defense this season, the 31-year-old has logged just 26 tackles (20 solo). That's well off the pace of last year's 97 and more similar to his 2016 and 2017 seasons, campaigns when he logged 72 and 76 tackles, respectively.
Jenkins reported to the Eagles' practice facility Monday for mandatory minicamp, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Jenkins was not present for OTAs in May -- likely related to his desire for a new contract -- but his arrival for minicamp indicates he won't be holding out for a new deal. The 31-year-old has two years remaining on the four-year, $35 million extension he signed in 2016, but the spending spree at safety this offseason reset the market for the position. Jenkins has been an unquestioned leader of the defense and had 97 tackles (79 solo), one sack, one interception and three forced fumbles last season.
Jenkins' absence from OTAs may be related to his desire for a new contract, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Jenkins has two seasons remaining on a four-year, $35 million extension, with base salaries of $8.1 million in 2019 and $7.6 million in 2020. His deal put him near the top of the market for safeties at the time of signing, but the 2019 offseason reset the market with Tyrann Mathieu, Landon Collins and Earl Thomas each getting at least $13.75 million per year and $26.8 million guaranteed, per overthecap.com. While his age likely will keep him out of that price range, the 31-year-old Jenkins hasn't shown any sign of slowing down, coming off a 2018 campaign with 97 tackles (79 solo), eight passes defensed, three forced fumbles and an interception in 16 games. He's played 98.4 percent of defensive snaps since joining the Eagles in 2014, displaying the versatility to play slot cornerback or even dime/nickel linebacker when needed. His absence won't be considered a holdout unless it extends to mandatory minicamp in mid-June.
Jenkins, who racked up 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 20-14 divisional-round loss to the Saints, finished the regular season with 97 tackles (79 solo), a sack, an interception and eight pass breakups.
While most of those numbers have been fairly standard for the 31-year-old over his past few seasons, the tackle total is a big jump up from the 76 he tallied in 2017 and tied for the team lead with Nigel Bradham. The Ohio State product hasn't missed a game in his five years with Philadelphia and should be locked in as the starting strong safety in 2019.
Jenkins had 12 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's 30-23 win over the Rams.
Jenkins had two tackles for loss, as the Eagles were able to force three turnovers by the Rams offense. The 30-year-old has now reached double-digit tackles in back-to-back weeks to bring his season tackle total to 88.
|Sun 09/13||vs TB||W 34-23||3||3||6||0||0||1||0||0|
|Mon 09/21||@ LV||L 24-34||4||3||7||1||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||vs GB||L 30-37||8||1||9||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||@ DET||W 35-29||5||0||5||0||0||1||0||0|
|Mon 10/12||vs LAC||W 30-27||3||2||5||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||vs CAR||W 27-24||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||@ CHI||W 26-23||5||3||8||1||0||2||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||@ TB||W 38-3||5||0||5||0||1||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||vs SF||W 27-13||2||2||4||0||1||2||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||vs ATL||W 24-9||2||1||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||@ DEN||W 31-3||4||1||5||0||0||0||0||0|
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