Eagles Restructure Jenkins Deal
The Philadelphia Eagles today announced that they have agreed to terms with DT Cullen Jenkins on a restructured contract.
“We are very excited about having Cullen back on our football team,” said general manager Howie Roseman. “Cullen made an immediate impact for us this year on and off the field. We look forward to a great future together with him in an Eagles uniform.”
In his first season in Philadelphia in 2011, Jenkins posted 5.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, and 61 total tackles. He registered four sacks over his first three games as an Eagle, becoming just the second defensive tackle in team history to open a season with one sack in each of the first three contests (Jerome Brown, 1991).
A ninth-year pro out of Central Michigan, Jenkins spent the previous seven seasons with Green Bay where he accumulated 29 sacks at both defensive tackle and defensive end. The Detroit, MI native helped guide the Packers to a Super Bowl championship in 2010 with a career-high seven sacks. Since he broke into the league in 2004, Jenkins ranks fifth among all undrafted players with 34.5 sacks, and also ranks fourth among defensive tackles with 12.5 sacks since 2010.
Our Take: While Jenkins had a solid start to the season, his production seemed to slow down at the end of the season. However, to bring him back at a restructured deal makes sense. There was some thought that the former Packer would have interest from Green Bay if the Eagles cut him loose, but the Eagles did the right think and brought back a productive player at an important position.