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Redskins closing in on a deal with Cullen Jenkins

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In a move that has been widely expected, we’re told that the Redskins are moving toward agreeing to terms with defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins.

A member of the Super Bowl XLV-winning Packers, Jenkins has been pursued by the Redskins and the Cowboys.

Back in May, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reported that mutual interest exists between Jenkins and the Redskins.

The mutual interest could turn into something more tangible soon.

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  1. sprest83 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:00 AM

    CRAP!!! I wanted the Boys to sign him.

  2. bturner032002 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:03 AM

    Boom!

    Just dont over pay!

  3. suckittrebek76 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:05 AM

    skins are getting a productive 3-4 end who will be cheaper than haynesworth and won’t be a headache.

  4. rpiotr01 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:06 AM

    So long, Cullen! They must be paying you a fortune in gold bullion to walk away from a SB team led by Aaron Rodgers and Charles Woodson to a team captained by whoever of John Beck and Rex Grossman sucks less in training camp. Enjoy!

  5. amaf21 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:06 AM

    sprest83 says:
    Jul 28, 2011 10:00 AM
    CRAP!!! I wanted the Boys to sign him.

    Don’t worry. You’ll still get to see him twice a year humping Romo/Kitna up and down the field.

  6. m2karateman says: Jul 28, 2011 10:06 AM

    Where the hell does Washington get all this cap space from to sign these guys? I got them now having signed Josh Wilson, OJ Atogwe, Brandon Stokely, Donte Stallworth, Barry Cofield…and now maybe Jenkins? I understand that trading Albert and Donovan opened up some space, but aren’t they on the hook THIS YEAR for the remaining signing bonus money those two were going to have ammortized for the remainder of their contracts?

    Regardless, Danny still isn’t going to buy himself a Super Bowl team.

  7. bhester1906 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:06 AM

    The skins are wheeling and dealing!

  8. drop703 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:07 AM

    The new regime is showing you that they’re on the right track. Oh, and they just backed out of the deal for Brandon Stokely.

  9. xxflydjxx18 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:07 AM

    Well that was expected. He should bring much needed leadership and work ethic to that locker room.

  10. blackqbwhiterb says: Jul 28, 2011 10:08 AM

    Another pretty good addition….
    Still waiting, hoping Vince Young doesn’t like how he looks in Burgundy and Gold…..

  11. scudbot says: Jul 28, 2011 10:08 AM

    Are they going to convert him to QB?

  12. fooch21 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:09 AM

    Washington, where careers go to die!

  13. realdeal12 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:09 AM

    I want to know how the redskins always seem to have no cap and a never ending supply of money I mean they just got rid of the $100 million dollar man and now they can go spend big bucks on another guy I dont get it. The cowboys need to double whatever the deadskins are offering come to a real team!!

  14. southpaw2k says: Jul 28, 2011 10:09 AM

    m2karateman,

    You could ask the same question about the Jets, considering they forked out big bucks to keep Holmes and are considered the front runner to sign Asomugha.

  15. jimmysee says: Jul 28, 2011 10:10 AM

    They’re getting a good guy. Glad the Pack will not play Washington this year.

  16. ashburnredskin says: Jul 28, 2011 10:10 AM

    Now, we just need to wheel and deal a QB…

  17. moneymike23 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:11 AM

    Why are they signing all these FA’s, start rebuilding.

  18. drop703 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:13 AM

    It’s not about how many people you sign…it’s about how much they get paid yearly and how much they get paid up front. A lot of teams use “signing bonuses” to pay guys for the coming year, so that they can continue to sign other free agents.

    Plus, add the players that have and will be cut at 4pm today and there you have it.

  19. bottleknockers says: Jul 28, 2011 10:13 AM

    @m2karateman

    By moving McNabb and Albert it freed up something like 16 million this year. So that explains why they can go after Josh Wilson, Coefield, and now Jenkins.

    I hope they can still find a WR OL, and QB of merit.

  20. anactualnflowner says: Jul 28, 2011 10:13 AM

    Cullen has been a beast for the Pack. I love that guy, I wish we got him a new deal a year ago. Since that didn’t happen, I’m glad he got a ring and now he is going to get paid…. He deserves it.

  21. dalfanforever says: Jul 28, 2011 10:14 AM

    Sounds like Jerrah needs to bust out the “secret” checkbook.

    Danny Boy is still trying to learn from Jerrah’s old playbook. But it doesn’t work that way anymore. Teams can’t buy Super Bowls anymore. Besides with their QB situation they’re gonna be on the field alot and tired after a lot of 3 and outs that Beck is going to throw out there.

  22. damnskins703 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:14 AM

    HAIL 2 THA SKINS

  23. thompgk says: Jul 28, 2011 10:14 AM

    Washington is where productive free agents go to die.

    I hope he is ready for this to be his last big paycheck.

  24. wethog66 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:15 AM

    @m2karateman

    Shanallenhan used the un-capped year last year to trim a lot of fat from the roster. I read somewhere they were close to 20 million under the cap heading into the offseason. They also bid farewell to Southeast Jerome (Clinton Portis), Hayensworth, McNabb, Rabach, and now Phillip Daniels. Thats a lot of loot coming off the books.

    Also, to assume that Stallworth and Stokley are getting payed a lot of money is simply silly. Vet minimum 1 year deals.

    Shanallenhan are making me a believer. Just need to keep up this prudent draft and FA work for another year or two and the Skins will be on solid footing for the first time since ’98 (?). Its been a long time….

  25. jordan52187 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:16 AM

    they will never learn that you build from within to win championships, trading for players past their prime does not get you there, esspecially considering their picks are usually in the top 10

  26. chris6523 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:16 AM

    Hope it’s a big contract and hope Jenkins stays healthy. That would probably net the pack a third rounder next spring.

  27. dansnyder says: Jul 28, 2011 10:17 AM

    @m2karateman

    If I remember correctly the redskins started off the off season like 40 mil under cap. I could be wrong but I thought I remember reading that way earlier in the off season. One thing the redskins never get credit for is the ability to manage the cap. For years they signed the biggest contracts and brought in lots of free agents but never had cap issues.

    One argument to make is that for years the skins haven’t had many draft picks so they didn’t develop a lot of their own talent which means they didn’t have to pay a lot of money to their own players leaving all that money to sign free agents.

  28. therealsmiley says: Jul 28, 2011 10:19 AM

    Because some teams went for broke last year (uncapped year) and the Skins took the opportunity to get well below the upcoming cap (2011). Hail!!

  29. jbythebay says: Jul 28, 2011 10:19 AM

    I’m very sad to see Cullen go. He was extremely productive and a class act. More importantly, I can’t believe that the Redskins seem to be making good decisions. Dump McNabb and Haynesworth and pick Jenkins. They could actually be decent this year. Has this world gone mad?

  30. wwwfella says: Jul 28, 2011 10:20 AM

    stokely isnt going to the skins stallworth is a one year deal and the redskins were already under the cap plus they got rid of mcnabb, haynesworth, and portis

  31. PackersHome.com says: Jul 28, 2011 10:23 AM

    Cullen Jenkins is very talented, but has some issues staying on the field. I wonder who benefited more from the others presence. Clay Matthews III or Cullen Jenkins? I guess we’ll find out in 2011!

  32. avallstar says: Jul 28, 2011 10:23 AM

    Plus, the Skins took every guaranteed $$ and moved it up to last year (uncapped) and paid it all out. Now they can cut and trade however they want with no ramifications. They’ve also opened a boatload of cap room.

  33. imjinbrdgr says: Jul 28, 2011 10:23 AM

    bturner032002 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:03 AM

    Boom!

    Just dont over pay!
    _______________________________

    Of course they are going to over pay. Why else would he he leave Green Bay. He’s great when healthy but he won’t make it the whole year without injury.

  34. wwwfella says: Jul 28, 2011 10:24 AM

    @ rpiotr01 athletes have roughly until the age of 35 to make as much money as they can to live off of for the rest of their lives. many dont have the skills to do anything else so what they make during their careers is all they will have. you cant spend super bowl rings.

  35. joegibbsisking says: Jul 28, 2011 10:25 AM

    @m2karateman

    We were $20 under the cap even after we signed Atogwe…somehow. Synder doesn’t know how to run an NFL franchise, but when it comes to manipulating the salary cap, he is king

  36. vargafamily1 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:25 AM

    Report: Vikings in hot pursuit of James Jones. There’s a shocker.

  37. andyb053 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:28 AM

    m2karateman,

    Before the start of the FA period ESPN had a list of each team and how far under or over they were with respect to the cap. Skins were 10M under, Cowboys were 18M over.

  38. chris6523 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:29 AM

    Cullen played well for the pack and was an ideal 3-4 end. However, he was sort of injury prone and I feel pretty confident the pack can man that position quite well this season by committee.

  39. mavajo says: Jul 28, 2011 10:31 AM

    Good for Cullen. You got your hardware, now go get paid the big bucks.

    Better to be doing it in that order, than reversing that and being an aging veteran desperately jumping from team to team in his twilight hoping to finally win a ring.

  40. comeonnowguys says: Jul 28, 2011 10:33 AM

    “rpiotr01 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:06 AM

    So long, Cullen! They must be paying you a fortune in gold bullion to walk away from a SB team led by Aaron Rodgers and Charles Woodson to a team captained by whoever of John Beck and Rex Grossman sucks less in training camp. Enjoy!”

    You mad, bro? It’s called free agency.

  41. burgundyandgold says: Jul 28, 2011 10:37 AM

    The Redskins should get more credit for managing the cap – they always have money to spend. They, up until the last two years, deserved every critical comment on managing the draft and draft picks however.

    They are quietly rebuilding this team the right way. Better watch out Cowpukes, Giants and Eagles (though Eagle fans are too drunk to pay attention).

  42. ruvelligwebuike says: Jul 28, 2011 10:38 AM

    Sad to see, but had to happen. Within the next 12 months, the Packers have to lock up Raji, Big Play Clay, Jordy, Finley and several others.

    Jenkins is a stud, maybe the most underrated D lineman in the game. But you gotta crack a few eggs to make an omelet.

  43. deadmanwalking47 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:39 AM

    drop703 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:07 AM

    The new regime is showing you that they’re on the right track. Oh, and they just backed out of the deal for Brandon Stokely.
    _______________________________________
    get it right einstein! he backed out because he said there were too many wrs on the roster! you got the right name drop!

  44. bcjim says: Jul 28, 2011 10:42 AM

    Is he a WR too?

  45. dansnydersux says: Jul 28, 2011 10:47 AM

    When will they address offensive line?

  46. baddegg says: Jul 28, 2011 10:57 AM

    Haters gonna hate. Redskins are over $20 million UNDER the cap, guys and have the coin to make more moves.

    Not saying they are winning a SB this year. They are not winning the SB without upgrades to OL and QB. BUT, the moves so far to shore up the # 2, 3 and 4 WR slots, defensive line, and cornerback are good and directly address holes from last season.

    They are heading in the right direction. SB this year? Of course not. Improvement from last year? Absolutely.

  47. calloustongue says: Jul 28, 2011 10:58 AM

    Jenkins is a beast, but got hurt too much, is on the wrong side of 30 and was looking to get paid some fat cash. That being said, he’s a great team player and relentless in the pass rush. I wish the Packers could have kept him, but they have too much young talent they’ll need to lock up this year to have kept Jenkins. Not a bad problem to have.

    Luckily the Packers have a great d-line coach and some up and comers to replace Jenkins. Thanks for the memories Cullen and I hope when all is said and done the cash makes up for the 2-3 rings your going to miss out on.

  48. baddegg says: Jul 28, 2011 11:00 AM

    jordan52187 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:16 AM

    they will never learn that you build from within to win championships, trading for players past their prime does not get you there, esspecially considering their picks are usually in the top 10

    Yeah, but the Patriots bringing in Haynesworth is brilliant.

    The Cardinals bringing in Kolb is brilliant.

    However, the Redskins bringing in someone is retarded.

    Got it. Right.

  49. dirtydrynn27 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:01 AM

    realdeal12 says “The Cowboys need to double whatever the deadskins are offering and come to a real team”

    does anybody in this discussion believe that 6 and 12= a real team? At least the skins are repairing that defensive line,What is Dallas doing to repair their defense that was just as bad as the Skins?

  50. jbcommonsense says: Jul 28, 2011 11:04 AM

    With so many holes to fill, I like that Shanahan/Allen are going for many high quality veterans rather than 27 yr old stars that cost a fortune. Having said that I hope they spend to get Nnamdi. Shut-down corners are the best.

  51. justkeepinitclassy says: Jul 28, 2011 11:05 AM

    Skins are bringing in all talent that they can sign for 4+ years, so yea it’s part of rebuilding. People have to see the difference between signing Otogwe, Coefield, Wilson, Stallworth, Jenkins and when we used to sign guys who were 35+ and washed up

  52. wipastor says: Jul 28, 2011 11:07 AM

    It’s all about the money.

  53. phinfan says: Jul 28, 2011 11:09 AM

    Does he throw a ball?

  54. digirootune says: Jul 28, 2011 11:13 AM

    dalfanforever says:
    Jul 28, 2011 10:14 AM
    Sounds like Jerrah needs to bust out the “secret” checkbook.

    Danny Boy is still trying to learn from Jerrah’s old playbook. But it doesn’t work that way anymore. Teams can’t buy Super Bowls anymore. Besides with their QB situation they’re gonna be on the field alot and tired after a lot of 3 and outs that Beck is going to throw out there.
    ——————————-
    Team’s can’t buy Super Bowls anymore? What a bummer…I really wanted to see that FIRST team to ever go out and accomplish that feat.

  55. pete4mtx says: Jul 28, 2011 11:13 AM

    Washington is the cementery for football careers…..

  56. revengeofthefilthymcnasty says: Jul 28, 2011 11:14 AM

    Between the draft and paying for quality, team guys, in their mid-twenties (with some exceptions), how can you not love these moves?

    We still need OFFENSIVE LINE HELP!!!

    HAIL!

  57. karlpilkington says: Jul 28, 2011 11:19 AM

    Secret checkbook… OMG what a douche.

  58. hscorpio says: Jul 28, 2011 11:21 AM

    Cullen Jenkins is a good one. He’s ideal fit for a 3-4 end because he’s kind of a DT/DE ‘tweener with good pass rush. He can also play inside in a 4-3, especially in nickel situations. I wish the Packers could keep him but he’s the wrong side of 30 and they have cap issues.

    Thanks for your time in GB, Cullen. Good luck in Washington!

  59. goawayeverybody says: Jul 28, 2011 11:31 AM

    I still think the Packers are insane to let this guy go.

  60. aaronitout says: Jul 28, 2011 11:39 AM

    amaf21 says:
    Jul 28, 2011 10:06 AM
    sprest83 says:
    Jul 28, 2011 10:00 AM
    CRAP!!! I wanted the Boys to sign him.

    Don’t worry. You’ll still get to see him twice a year humping Romo/Kitna up and down the field.

    —————————————————–

    Yea, those will be the only two games he is healthy for next year.

  61. moonriver22 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:40 AM

    For people wondering how the Redskins keep hanging on to cap money, it’s simple: Snyder is a media magnet. Most don’t like him, because he’s the opposite of JJones, who will probably be buried with a mic in his hands.

    Every signing, and even some that don’t happen, gets magnified. The Cowboys can sign Roy Williams, Pacman, Tank Johnson and even Julius Jones with barely a ripple. But let the Skins even enter the bidding for Cutler or Lance Briggs, and we get criticized for overpaying on a deal that never happened.

  62. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 28, 2011 11:47 AM

    Jenkins is going to fall of the radar if he goes to the Redskins.

  63. ocho says: Jul 28, 2011 11:54 AM

    moneymike23 says:
    Jul 28, 2011 10:11 AM
    Why are they signing all these FA’s, start rebuilding.

    ================================

    1) The Skins were well below the cap 2) They drafted 12 players in the draft…I’d say theyre rebuilding quite nicely w/ a mix of rookies and free agents

  64. redskinsking says: Jul 28, 2011 11:59 AM

    Jenkins is going to fall of the radar if he goes to the Redskins.

    ————————————————————

    Yea ok… wait until we play the eagles when he knocks Mike Vick out.

  65. igster1 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:13 PM

    jerry jones get off your case and start signing somebody. everybody in the division is loading up.

  66. yugger2345 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:25 PM

    if they get him, the Redskins D is starting to look pretty darn good…

  67. godofware says: Jul 28, 2011 12:27 PM

    @dirtydrynn27

    The foreskins haven’t won the division since the Cardinals were in it.

  68. toonsterwu says: Jul 28, 2011 12:48 PM

    Wow, this would be a heck of a pickup for them, if true. On paper, they would suddenly have a good looking defensive front 7, provided Perry Riley is solid at one ILB spot. An odd front of Cullen Jenkins, Barry Cofield, and Adam Carriker, while not great, is a solid looking group. Of course, depth is a concern.

    If Orakpo/Kerrigan can provide a pass rush, they suddenly look like a defense that could improve by a ton from last year awfully quick.

  69. skinsrollyou says: Jul 28, 2011 12:52 PM

    I have nothing to say about this or any of our trades/acquisitions. I just want to say that I am glad I am not a fan of a team where most of my fellow fans are just fans because it’s more of a fashion statement to sure a star on your hat than anything else. My fellow fans can name more than 2 players on the team. Cowbitch fans are the dumbest fans in all of sports and I hate them more than the cowboys themselves

  70. skinsfaninnebraska says: Jul 28, 2011 12:56 PM

    moneymike23 says:
    Jul 28, 2011 10:11 AM
    Why are they signing all these FA’s, start rebuilding.

    _____________________________

    They ARE rebuilding. Did you miss seeing this year’s draft picks?

    You can’t fill all your immediate needs with one off-season’s draft, even though they did a very good job with the picks they had. This is what free-agency is for, if you’re smart and don’t over-spend.

  71. skinsfaninnebraska says: Jul 28, 2011 1:03 PM

    m2karateman says:
    Jul 28, 2011 10:06 AM
    ….
    Regardless, Danny still isn’t going to buy himself a Super Bowl team.

    ————————————-

    You sound like another guy who has missed some recent history. Danny isn’t doing the buying anymore, and Vinny Cerrato is gone, which is good news for Redskins Nation!!

    Allen and Shanahan are running the football operation now. They both know you can’t buy a SB team, so that’s why they were aggressive in the draft and also why they are being a lot more conservative so far in signing FA’s than Snyder and Cerrato ever thought about being.

  72. skinsshark says: Jul 28, 2011 1:09 PM

    Hey godofware

    @dirtydrynn27

    The foreskins haven’t won the division since the Cardinals were in it.

    Yup, no divisional championships since the Cards left….but still twice as many playoff victories as the Cowboys! (2 to 1…Ha!)
    To all you Boys fans out there: Please stop talking about the Redskins and acting like your team has been dominant for the last decade.

  73. sdspec says: Jul 28, 2011 1:15 PM

    I guess Cullens gonna have to settle for only one ring in his lifetime.
    Too bad, he’s a great player.

  74. trollaikman8 says: Jul 28, 2011 1:26 PM

    It’s sad that his career is ending today (the day he signs with the Redskins).

    It’s like the LA Clippers of the NFL for free agents.

  75. boyshole25 says: Jul 28, 2011 1:29 PM

    ik these boys fans are delusional they talk trash like they havent been just as bad (maybe even worse) in the past decade. Eagles fans have nothing to say but if they did, at least itd be justified more than the boys. and lets not talk about snyder, if it wasnt for jerrys huge ego jimmy johnson no doubt wouldve won about 5 more sb’s. sad but true coming from a skins fan

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