NFC East Notes: Eagles, Malcolm Jenkins, Giants

     

Eagles

Malcolm Jenkins

Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins believes he has outplayed the remaining two-year, $8 million annual deal remaining on his contract. 

I think it’s more so a reflection of the contract that I signed two years ago. But obviously, as a player, I feel like I’ve outplayed that contract,” said Jenkins, via Zach Berman.

Jenkins said that a new contract will make him “feel respected” and hopes to continue playing with the Eagles. 

I feel respected, which is the biggest part. As a player, you want to make sure you feel valued and you feel respected,” said Jenkins, via Zach Berman. “I love being an Eagle, I love being here, I love this team, I love this locker room, and I want to be a part of it.” 

Giants

Giants QB Alex Tanney has bounced around the league for his entire career, but is hopeful he can stick a little longer with the Giants. 

“I didn’t really know what was going to happen going into free agency,” said Tanney via the New York Post’s Paul Schwartz. “My agent called me, I was thrilled to be back in this building. I’ve been in quite a few locker rooms over the last seven or eight years. I’m real excited about the vibe and the direction this team is headed.”

Tanney, who signed a two-year, $2.1 million deal with $775,000 guaranteed, appears to have the early leg up in the competition for the third-string quarterback job on second-year QB Kyle Lauletta. The Giants took Lauletta in the fourth round a year ago, but an arrest for a traffic violation and disorderly conduct along with an abysmal debut on the field already have him on the roster bubble. 

“It feels so much different this year,” Lauletta said. “I look at the rookies walking in and just see their faces, it’s just like being a freshman in college all over again. I remember even at the University of Richmond, I wasn’t that great of a quarterback my freshman year. I think I’ve make some serious strides.”

The Giants of course also drafted QB Daniel Jones with the No. 6 pick this year. Depending on what Jones does during training camp, New York could forego the third quarterback spot entirely and just keep Jones and Eli Manning

“After the draft they just told me, ‘Don’t worry about that … just do your job,’” Lauletta said. “The minute I start worrying about another guy, it’s just wasted energy for me. Look at last year, I got drafted and Davis Webb did the year previous. We’re all professionals, we’re all trying to play. I’m going to continue to be a pro and do everything I can to impress the coaches and play well on the field. I’ll just wait for my next shot.”

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