Sep 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints free safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) works out prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Malcolm Jenkins flying with the Eagles in 2014

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Well that didn’t take too long.

The New Orleans Saints experienced an exodus of veteran players recently in an effort to revamp the team and also create more cap space for the team’s off-season needs.

Free safety Malcolm Jenkins was one of those players released in early March and he seems to have landed on his feet just fine in a new home for the 2014 season.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Former Saints S Malcom Jenkins to Philly on a 3-year, $16.25M deal, per source.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href=”https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/443492047832371201″>March 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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The Saints drafted Jenkins in 2009 with a first round pick in the draft. He is going into his sixth year in the NFL with 275 total tackles, six interceptions, and four sacks. He was assessed as one of the top five safeties in free agency.

The Saints are firmly in rebuilding mode, perhaps a bit earlier than most fans expected. The Saints couldn’t afford to overpay for his services, but it’s always good to see a good player get paid what he’s worth.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Very excited about being a part of the <a href=”https://twitter.com/Eagles”>@Eagles</a> organization! I loved every minute I spent in New Orleans but all good things come to an end.</p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href=”https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/443500077793816576″>March 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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The Saints and general manager Mickey Loomis have a task ahead them filling all of the team’s holes.  The Saints will miss Jenkins experience and play-making ability in the backfield. We’ll just have to stay tuned to see if letting Jenkins go was the right choice for New Orleans.

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