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The Eagles sign an important player for years to come.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have signed safety Malcolm Jenkins to a new five-year contract, the team announced Monday.

Jenkins had one year left on the three-year deal he signed with the Eagles in 2014 as an unrestricted free agent. His new deal is worth $35 million and includes $21 million in guarantees, increasing his 2016 salary from $5.5 million to $10 million, a source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The 28-year-old is coming off arguably the best season of his career, having recorded a team-high 109 tackles, two interceptions, 10 passes defensed, and three forced fumbles while playing nearly all of the Eagles' defensive snaps.

"I think Malcolm does a lot of things for you," new Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said earlier this offseason, according to the team's official website. "He's got cover skills, which you need in the game today. He tackles well and he obviously has a great command out there. He helps you have some flexibility with what you want to do on the back end of the defense."

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