Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins was one of the few consistent bright spots on the Eagles defense in 2011. He was one of the few free agents signed last year that was worth the hype. And often, he seemed to be a lone voice of reality and leadership coming out of the locker room in the dark depths of the first half of the season.
Despite the bumps in the road last season, the former Super Bowl champ and league veteran enjoyed his time in Philadelphia. So much so that he was willing to take a pay cut to remain here.
“I want to be able to retire an Eagles. I want to finish my career in Philadelphia,” Jenkins said to CSNPhilly.
Jenkins indicated that he didn’t want to be a player that had to bounce around to numerous teams in order to keep playing in the NFL. He was fortunate enough to spend the first 7 years of his career with one team, the Green Bay Packers. He hopes to spend the rest of his time in the league in Philadelphia.
“I wanted some security. I wanted to be som...