Malcolm Jenkins is returning to the team that drafted him in 2009. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Malcolm Jenkins has signed with the New Orleans Saints.

Jenkins spent the past six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, who declined his $7.6 million option for 2020. Instead, Jenkins is now going to the Saints on a four-year, $32 million deal with $16.5 million guaranteed.

Jeff McLane says the deal includes a $9 million signing bonus and could reach $35 million if Jenkins hits all his incentives.

Even at 32, Jenkins remains one of the better safeties in the league. He had 81 tackles, 2.5 sacks and four forced fumbles last season and is extremely versatile in terms of the way a defense can utilize him. Now he is returning to the team that drafted him and where he spent the first five seasons of his career.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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