Though the Eagles have worked this offseason to undo the damage Chip Kelly's deals inflicted — trading DeMarco Murray, Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell — they've also focused on re-signing their own players, of varying experience.
That effort was capped last week when the long-awaited deal was finished with defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. Before that, the Eagles signed Sam Bradford, Malcolm Jenkins, Brent Celek, Lane Johnson, Vinny Curry and Zach Ertz with extensions.
Kelly was all about developing the right culture, and that hasn't changed now that he's been replaced by Doug Pederson.
"It's important to players. They want to start to establish a culture, start to establish a core group of guys that we'll build around," Jenkins said Tuesday on ComcastSportsNet's Quick Slants. "A lot of successful teams have players that stick around."
Asked to compare Kelly and Pederson, Jenkins was diplomatic. While Jenkins did say that Kelly was a young coach who may have "learned some things," he praised the job Kelly did in Philly but admitted that Pederson has brought in a more traditional approach.
"It's a more traditional schedule, and the way we go about practice is a lot more detailed," Jenkins said. "It's been less miles for the body, but he [Pederson] is all about business."