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Cullen Jenkins restructures contract to stay with Eagles

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Cullen Jenkins is sticking with the Eagles, on a restructured contract.

Jenkins, a defensive tackle who started all 16 games for the Eagles last season, signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the team seven months ago, shortly after the lockout ended. There was no immediate word on the specifics of his restructured deal.

“We are very excited about having Cullen back on our football team,” Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman said in a statement released by the team. “Cullen made an immediate impact for us this year on and off the field. We look forward to a great future together with him an Eagles uniform.”

Jenkins had a great start to the 2011 season, with four sacks in the first three games, although he had just 1.5 sacks the rest of the season.

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24 Responses to “Cullen Jenkins restructures contract to stay with Eagles”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Feb 21, 2012 11:28 AM

    He couldn’t wait to get out of Green Bay last year. Now he’s restructuring his contract already to make sure there’s no chance of going back.

  2. cobrala2 says: Feb 21, 2012 11:29 AM

    I like him a lot but holy cow did he ever disappear in last half of the season.

  3. bigjdve says: Feb 21, 2012 11:33 AM

    This is someone that really wants to keep his job, and is willing to put his money where is mouth is.

    Good Job Cullen, to bad it is for the Eagles.

  4. ebeg420 says: Feb 21, 2012 11:44 AM

    Cullen Jenkins is a Class Act!!!
    The NFL could use more like him.
    He loves Philly!!!! Compared to BORING Green Bay!!

  5. eagles7to10 says: Feb 21, 2012 11:45 AM

    He Injured his elbow in the sixth game of the season, that’s why his numbers dipped. I give him credit playing through the pain, unlike a lot of players in the NFL these days.

  6. eaglesw00t says: Feb 21, 2012 11:46 AM

    bigjdve says:
    Feb 21, 2012 11:33 AM
    Good Job Cullen, to bad it is for the Eagles.
    ———————

    Why, are you jealous or something?

  7. igglesfan13 says: Feb 21, 2012 11:54 AM

    This is a great move on his part and the teams. He wants to stay. He knows he tailed off during the year. Also remember, he was new to the team and had limited time with the new O-Line coach Washburn. I see him with at least 10 sacks this upcoming season. GO BIRDS!!!

  8. mikea311 says: Feb 21, 2012 11:54 AM

    Dream Team 2.0, first piece in place!

  9. lbpackfan says: Feb 21, 2012 11:56 AM

    thankheavenfornumberseven –

    “He couldn’t wait to get out of Green Bay last year.”

    Was this before or after the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl?

  10. cleverbob says: Feb 21, 2012 12:02 PM

    Glad they could come to an agreement. Now use an early pick on a quality DT to add to the rotation. Choose wisely and you won’t have to rely so much on expensive FA’s (and overachieving undrafted FA’s for that matter).

  11. farvite says: Feb 21, 2012 12:02 PM

    I hope Jenkins is fresh in mind with Wells negotiations upcoming for Green Bay.

  12. whhaaat says: Feb 21, 2012 12:04 PM

    Great player and person. Glad to see him coming back.

  13. supermariojosh says: Feb 21, 2012 12:18 PM

    ebeg420 says: Feb 21, 2012 11:44 AM

    Cullen Jenkins is a Class Act!!!
    The NFL could use more like him.
    He loves Philly!!!! Compared to BORING Green Bay!!
    —————————
    Good point, winning the Super Bowl is SOOOOO boring.

  14. oldbyrd says: Feb 21, 2012 12:21 PM

    Good. He is a leader this year. !!!!!!

  15. kidpresentable says: Feb 21, 2012 12:22 PM

    “He Injured his elbow in the sixth game of the season, that’s why his numbers dipped. I give him credit playing through the pain, unlike a lot of players in the NFL these days.”

    That’s why the Packers didn’t even try to resign him. He missed 17 games over his final three seasons with the Packers. Now that he’s north of 30, it’s not likely to get better. He’s a good player, and there’s no doubt the Packers missed him, but he cannot stay healthy.

  16. gcsuk says: Feb 21, 2012 12:25 PM

    ebeg420 says: Feb 21, 2012 11:44 AM

    Cullen Jenkins is a Class Act!!!
    The NFL could use more like him.
    He loves Philly!!!! Compared to BORING Green Bay!!
    ———————————————————————

    Boring Green Bay…where they just win Super Bowls …zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  17. eaglesnoles05 says: Feb 21, 2012 12:35 PM

    Rad. Good move.

  18. dukemarc says: Feb 21, 2012 1:08 PM

    He Injured his elbow in the sixth game of the season, that’s why his numbers dipped.
    ——————————

    Get used to that Philly Fans – not ssaying he isn’t a very good player when healthy but it seemed like he was constantly trying to work thru injuries in Green Bay. Even in 2010 during the Super Bowl run he missed 5 games.

  19. arejaye57 says: Feb 21, 2012 1:42 PM

    the redeem team. saving money, and winning games.

  20. clintonportisheadd says: Feb 21, 2012 1:57 PM

    He is worth the money IF healthy. The problem is he hardly ever is.

    An incentives loaded deal with a low base is the only way to sign him. Hope the Eagles did it that way…

  21. karlpilkington says: Feb 21, 2012 2:25 PM

    Terrible decision, by the player. The Eagles suckered all of these “great” free agents last year to come in and well stink up the place. Now they want to cut one guy and restructure another. Did they not learn anything from watching the skins sign free agents. It does not work bringing in a bunch of high price guys. I dare you to tell me Im wrong. First look at your record last year than try your best.

  22. fmwarner says: Feb 21, 2012 4:19 PM

    karlpilkington says: Feb 21, 2012 2:25 PM

    Terrible decision, by the player. The Eagles suckered all of these “great” free agents last year to come in and well stink up the place. Now they want to cut one guy and restructure another. Did they not learn anything from watching the skins sign free agents. It does not work bringing in a bunch of high price guys. I dare you to tell me Im wrong. First look at your record last year than try your best.
    ===================================

    Despite everyone saying it so much that it’s been accepted as fact, the Eagles’ spending spree last offseason doesn’t resemble the Redskins’ modus operandi at all. Out of all the FAs the Eagles signed last year, the only deal they couldn’t get out of after one year was Nnamdi’s. They took a shot and it didn’t work out, but they didn’t cripple their cap for years like Snyder does.

  23. oldbyrd says: Feb 21, 2012 10:35 PM

    Nnamdi was used wrong. Typical Reid….Horrible decesion to play him out of his straight up cover . REID is a typical victim of The Peter Principle. makes horrible decesions and his drafting SUCKS….Kevin Kolb, Brodrick Bunkley, Winston Justice, Corey Simon,Jerome McDougal, Brandon Grahm, Nate Allen. Schools still out on Danny Wadkins but is anybody thrilled with this 28 year old first round pick? The kid from Temple (safety) 2nd rd pick…almost forgot him….Due to Reid’s inability to draft, wouldn’t be better to acquire free agents????? Can’t wait to see this years flop

  24. karlpilkington says: Feb 22, 2012 3:07 PM

    fmwarner says:
    Feb 21, 2012 4:19 PM
    karlpilkington says: Feb 21, 2012 2:25 PM

    Terrible decision, by the player. The Eagles suckered all of these “great” free agents last year to come in and well stink up the place. Now they want to cut one guy and restructure another. Did they not learn anything from watching the skins sign free agents. It does not work bringing in a bunch of high price guys. I dare you to tell me Im wrong. First look at your record last year than try your best.
    ===================================

    Despite everyone saying it so much that it’s been accepted as fact, the Eagles’ spending spree last offseason doesn’t resemble the Redskins’ modus operandi at all. Out of all the FAs the Eagles signed last year, the only deal they couldn’t get out of after one year was Nnamdi’s. They took a shot and it didn’t work out, but they didn’t cripple their cap for years like Snyder does.

    Dude where do you get your facts, The skins have NEVER been in bad shape… pertaining to the cap. Pay attention to your own team because you obviously know nothing about mine. idiot.

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