Although OTA’s and official team practices are not being held, some Eagles players are taking it upon themselves to engage in their own workouts outside of the team’s Virtual Offseason Program.
On Thursday (5/21), newly acquired Free-Agent Safety Will Parks posted a few pictures of himself, Rodney McLeod, and Malcolm Jenkins getting to the grind despite not having any team facilities open in Philly.
Even with Jenkins no longer being a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Jenk still took the time to work with and coach up new a comer in Parks, as well as reunite and get back on pace with his former secondary partner in McLeod. During the 2020 offseason, Philadelphia opted to decline Jenkins’ contract option and let the 3x Pro Bowler, and two-time Super Bowl Champ…walk in Free Agency.
This caused Jenkins to sign back with the team that originally drafted him in 2009 (New Orleans Saints) on a four-year $32 million deal. Since the New Orleans Saints do not have a Virtual Offseason Program, Jenkins made the decision to assist his former teammates in Philadelphia, especially since he is still living in the area.
“It was just awesome man, him being at that position, being able to teach me so many different things within the span of two hours, as far as what he gained from it, what he learned from it, how he thinks I can excel in it, he told me so much yesterday…”
Jenkins’ selflessness has always separated himself while he was here in Philadelphia. Upon his initial arrival in 2014, Jenkins has done so much not only on the field, but also in the community.
Parks went on to praise the former Eagle by saying:
“He’s the man. It’s bigger than him, he loves the city, the city has loved him ever since he got here. Him being able to say “Hey man this is what I see, this is what I think, this is what I know you can do” it just speaks to him as a man, he’s a great man, a great character obviously with the community and the things he’s been involved without here throughout the city, hopefully, we continue to carry the torch and re-lap off that, and obviously create a new legacy as well.”
There is no doubt that No. 27 will always be the man in Philly.
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