The Eagles have reportedly freed up a significant chunk of cap space for the 2018 season. 

And they did it by reworking safety Malcolm Jenkins’ contract. 

Creating over $6 million in space is pretty significant, but the Eagles were pretty close to the limit before that. Now, according to the most recent NFLPA numbers, the Eagles have over $8.6 million cap space. 

Presumably, the Eagles just converted some of Jenkins’ $8.6 million base salary in 2018 into a bonus to create space. That bonus then gets spread out over the final three years of his contract. 

Jenkins, who was supposed to have a cap hit of $10.1 million in 2018, is signed through the 2020 season. 

Even though Jenkins turned 30 during last season, he’s still one of the Eagles’ most important players. Not only is he a really good safety, he offers Jim Schwartz incredible versatility and durability. 


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