Originally written on Packer Update  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins’ last game with the Packers was Super Bowl XLV The Packers haven’t been able to replace Cullen Jenkins since he left 18 months ago. The Eagles cut the veteran defensive end on Monday. You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to connect the dots. And while I’m normally not a big fan of second acts in pro sports, this is one of the few that might be worth seeing. Jenkins isn’t the player he was when he left Green Bay in the summer of 2011, but he’s still pretty good. I watched almost every snap he took for Philly this past season, and I never once thought he looked over the hill. He isn’t as explosive as he used to be and he tends to tire after about 30 snaps, but his effort is still impressive and he can still generate pressure up the middle. Even at age 31, the former Central Michigan standout got after the quarterback better than any d-lineman on the Packers roster. Tom Silverstein seems to believe that Chris Canty is the preferred choice of general manager Ted Thompson, and he may be right. But I’d take Jenkins in a heartbeat. Not only will he come cheaper, but he’d bring much-needed energy to the field and leadership to a locker room that will be without Charles Woodson, Donald Driver and Jeff Saturday. And most importantly, I think Jenkins is a better football player. He puts forth more effort on a consistent basis and he’s a more dangerous inside pass rusher. How much will it cost to ink Jenkins? That’s hard to say, but it won’t be expensive. He didn’t generate a ton of interest last time and had to settle for a fairly modest deal. Interest won’t be higher now, so it’s hard to imagine any contract being for more than a year or two and costing more than $2 or $3 million per.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Metta World Peace expresses interest to coach St John's

Knicks want Marc Gasol, do they know what they’re asking for?

New York Rangers are the first team to clinch a playoff spot

Victorino: I plan on playing every day for Red Sox in 2015

The Rams are still planning on drafting a quarterback

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Howard willing to make 'ultimate sacrifice' to help Rockets

Pacquiao bought P. Diddy’s house for $12.5M, fight tickets

The Seahawks are already winning the NFL Draft

Fiancée takes stand at Aaron Hernandez's murder trial

Thunder announce Kevin Durant to miss rest of season

Jeremy Maclin says he still believes in Chip Kelly

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Dominique Wilkins in HORSE

Angels remove Josh Hamilton banner from front of stadium

Elite Eight preview: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

Support for relocation growing among NFL powers

Mother says special needs son forced to remove varsity letter

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Minnesota Timberwolves: Should they tank?

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

Twins to offer $19 Bloody Mary with pizza slice garnish

Ranking the NBA's hottest coaching seats

The beginning of the end for Notre Dame

An identity in flux: Harden and the collective consciousness

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Nique in HORSE

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

James Harden and the collective consciousness

Hottest coaching seats in NBA

Under-the-radar NL MVP candidates

Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight

The last Expo standing

Five under-the-radar AL MVP candidates

Michigan sent recruit's GF a letter

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.