NFL Free Agency: Cullen Jenkins Signs With Giants

Aug 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (97) along the sidelines during the second quarter against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets 28-10. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Adam Schefter reports that Jenkins has signed a three year deal with the Giants.

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Either Cullen Jenkins is really enjoying a novel, or he is close to signing a deal with another team.

The free agent defensive lineman tweeted out moments ago, “Next chapter beginning? I think so.”

Why is this of interest to us? Jenkins has visited both the 49ers and Raiders this offseason, among other teams (Seahawks and Giants).

Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that his agent is working towards a deal, but no word on which team.

Jenkins, a nine-year veteran, recorded four sacks and 22 tackles in 16 games with the Eagles. He had signed a five year, $25 million contract with Philadelphia in 2011, but was released this offseason.

He was a staple on the Packers defense from 2004-2010, winning the Super Bowl in his last season in Green Bay.

The 49ers could definitely use some help on their defensive line, with Isaac Sopoaga and Ricky Jean-Francois entertaining offers to sign elsewhere.

In order for the Raiders to land Jenkins, they would have  to offer him substantially more than any of those other teams, as he probably would like a chance to join a Super Bowl-contending team, given his age.

 

Topics: Cullen Jenkins, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

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