Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins comes up big with blocked field goal vs. Lions
While the Detroit Lions would leave the City of Brotherly Love with an upset win, that did not stop Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins from making a clutch blocked field goal with a little less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of the NFC Week 3 matchup (via NFL).
— NFL (@NFL) September 22, 2019
The 31-year-old defensive back leapfrogged out from the corner of the trenches to sweep in and block veteran kicker Matt Prater.
The blocked field-goal attempt would make no matter, unfortunately for the Eagles. Jenkins and Philly eventually lost to the Lions by the three-point margin as it stood during Jenkins’ highlight play.
A two-time Super Bowl champion, the six-foot Jenkins joined the Eagles in 2014 after five seasons to begin his professional career with the New Orleans Saints. The Ohio State product was a first-round selection by the Saints in the 2009 draft before signing with the Eagles a three-year deal in 2014. Prior to the 2016 season, Jenkins inked a four-year contract extension with the NFC East club, which would expire following the current year.
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