The Eagles extended the contract of safety Malcolm Jenkins last month and Jenkins said after he signed his new deal that he hoped the team will bring back Walter Thurmond to play alongside him again in 2016.
There hasn’t been any sign that Thurmond will re-sign with the Eagles with the new league year hours away from starting and the Eagles may have already landed their preferred starter. According to multiple reports, the Eagles have agreed to a deal with Rodney McLeod, who started every game for the Rams for the last three seasons.
Assuming McLeod doesn’t have the same change of heart about joining the Eagles that running back Frank Gore experienced last year, he’ll be signing a five-year deal worth up to $37 million that includes $17 million in guarantees. Jenkins stands to make $40.5 million over the same span under the terms of his new contract.
McLeod had 82 tackles, three forced fumbles and an interception for the Rams last season. His departure would make it two starters gone from the secondary as the Rams make their way to Los Angeles, but they did use the franchise tag to hold onto Trumaine Johnson.