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Eagles offered Malcolm Jenkins and more to Saints

Super Bowl XLIV

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Malcolm Jenkins #27 and Anthony Hargrove #69 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after a onside kick to start the second half against the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Before the Saints agreed to trade receiver Brandin Cooks to the Patriots, the Saints had other offers. One offer came from the Eagles.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Eagles offered safety Malcolm Jenkins, a third-round pick, and a fourth-round pick for Cooks. The Saints wanted a second-round pick plus Jenkins.

Jenkins entered the NFL as a first-round pick of the Saints in 2009, winning a Super Bowl title as a rookie. After five years in New Orleans, he signed with the Eagles, starting every game in three years with the team. He made it to the Pro Bowl in 2015, and he was named the winner of the 2016 Byron “Whizzer” White award, given annually by the NFL Players Association.