La Canfora: A game of tag
Teams now are free to put franchise tags on players. Jason La Canfora breaks down what moves you can expect to see. More ...
Jenkins signed a five-year, $25 million contract last offseason and recorded 5.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, and 61 total tackles during his first season with the Eagles. He spent his first seven seasons with Green Bay.
Jenkins said during a conference call Tuesday that security was one of his motivating factors in getting a deal done.
"I wanted to have something where it would be a lot more realistic to move forward in the long term and I think we were able to accomplish that," He said, per the team's official website. "I wanted to be able to retire an Eagle. I want to be able to retire out here and finish my career as an Eagle. That was something we took into consideration."
The Associated Press contributed to this report