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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.
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Changes in Philadelphia are officially underway.
The Eagles announced on Monday that they have released veteran defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins.
“I had a chance to speak with Cullen today and let him know of our decision,” GM Howie Roseman said, via PhillyMag.com. “It’s one of the most difficult parts of the job. He has been a very productive player in this league for...
Former Green Bay Packers defensive end Cullen Jenkins was released Monday by the Philadelphia Eagles.
With Jenkins due to make 5.5 million for the 2013 season, the Eagles decided to part ways with the 32-year-old veteran. Jenkins had four sacks, 26 tackles and one forced fumble this past season while playing in all 16 games.
Jenkins, who played his first seven NFL seasons in Green...
Former Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins joined Mike Missanelli on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) and was asked if he was shocked when he found out he had been released by the Eagles.
“I wouldn’t call it a shock but it’s a little surprising. I’ve been in the league long enough to know that the opportunity for it is there, especially...
NewsTags: Cullen JenkinsPhiladelphia EaglesThe Eagle have released veteran defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins. The Birds obviously didn’t like what they saw of Jenkins on tape and they don’t think he can make the transition to another defensive system.
Jenkins has been a major disappointment for the Birds defense after getting...
The Eagles continue to make moves to upgrade their roster, and allow themselves some flexibility. NFL.com is reporting that defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins has been released in a salary cap measure.
Jenkins was due $5.5 million from a five-year $30 million deal he signed as a free agent in 2011. Eagles GM Howie Roseman released a statement on the matter, and simply states that...
Cullen Jenkins, now 32, had 29 sacks and five forced fumbles during seven seasons with the Packers.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Eagles have informed DL Cullen Jenkins that he will be released.
And here come the changes in Philadelphia: Eagles have told DT Cullen Jenkins they plan to release him.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 25, 2013
Jenkins, 32, signed a five-year, $30.375 million contract with the Eagles back in 2011. He has a $4.5 million base salary...
Earlier today the Philadelphia Eagles have announced the release of defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins. ESPN's Adam Schefter was first to report the release of Jenkins. Now Schefter is also the first to report the release of DT Mike Patterson.
Hours after releasing DL Cullen Jenkins, Eagles now have released former first-round pick Mike Patterson, who intends to continue playing...
The Philadelphia Eagles are on the hunt for younger and cheaper talented, as evidenced by the release of two of the team’s veteran defense tackles on Monday.
Mike Patterson and Cullen Jenkins were both informed that there tenure with the Birds had ended. Patterson has been with Philadelphia since he was drafted by the team in 2005 out of USC. The 29-year-old played...
After releasing defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins earlier today, the Philadelphia Eagles have now released Mike Patterson, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Hours after releasing DL Cullen Jenkins, Eagles now have released former first-round pick Mike Patterson, who intends to continue playing.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 25, 2013
It looks like the Eagles are cleaning up...
On Monday night, former Flyers 2nd overall pick James van Reimsdyk made his return to the Wells Fargo Center as the Flyers faced the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs ultimately defeated the Flyers 4-2. The Eagles cut two starting defensive tackles, Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson.
The Flyers fell to the Maple Leafs 4-2. The Wells Fargo Center was ready to...