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Cullen Jenkins takes pay cut, will earn $5.8 million

Giants' Manning is hit by Eagles' Jenkins as he throws in their NFL football game in East Rutherford Reuters

Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins is the one that got away for the Packers. After the new deal he signed in Philadelphia Tuesday, Jenkins is the one that will stay away.

The 31-year-old’s restructured contract lasts for three more years. He was set to make $7.5 million in 2012, but that structure was set up to force a renegotiation.

We’re surprised how much Jenkins will still receive. He still gets a $5 million roster bonus according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, but his base salary was reduced to $800,000. So his 2012 pay will be $5.8 million.

That total is reflective of Jenkins’ strong play last season. Along with guard Evan Mathis, Jenkins may have given the most bang for the buck of any “Dream Team” signings.

Jenkins emerged as a vocal leader for the team last year and should start next to Mike Patterson next season. His deal saved the Eagles $1.68 million in additional cap space.

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20 Responses to “Cullen Jenkins takes pay cut, will earn $5.8 million”
  1. flyerscup2010 says: Feb 22, 2012 9:32 AM

    i think he had 4 of his 5.5 sacks in the first few games of the season, but that isn’t indicative of how well he played, especially considering how many sacks jason babin had. jenkins proved to be a great signing for the team.

  2. mox19380 says: Feb 22, 2012 9:37 AM

    “We’re surprised how much Jenkins will still receive”
    vs.
    “…Jenkins may have given the most bang for the buck of any “Dream Team” signings. Jenkins emerged as a vocal leader for the team last year…”

    This two statements seem unbalanced. $7.5million is a lot but if he was the best bargain player last year and THE vocal leader on defense than it seems like $7.5 for #1 DT is pretty reasonable

  3. dawkinseffect says: Feb 22, 2012 9:40 AM

    glad the birds got the deal done. now maybe we can win 9 games in 2012

  4. oldbyrd says: Feb 22, 2012 9:42 AM

    Just glad he’s still here. Now that he has a year under his belt, he will be a even more vocal and respected leader. Just hope he can stay healthy. Watch for the Eagles to draft yet another Def Lineman this year. Just hope he’s not another Brodrick Bunkley, Cory Simon, Brandon Grahm, Jerome McDougal. Can Reid draft or what? Just one of the reasons we haven’t gone to the Super Bowl and Pierre Paul and The Giants have. Not to mention the catastrophy Reid calls linebackers.

  5. dmq13 says: Feb 22, 2012 10:21 AM

    “Just glad he’s still here. Now that he has a year under his belt, he will be a even more vocal and respected leader. Just hope he can stay healthy. Watch for the Eagles to draft yet another Def Lineman this year. Just hope he’s not another Brodrick Bunkley, Cory Simon, Brandon Grahm, Jerome McDougal. Can Reid draft or what? Just one of the reasons we haven’t gone to the Super Bowl and Pierre Paul and The Giants have. Not to mention the catastrophy Reid calls linebackers.”
    ——————————–

    Corey Simon was a probowler. I wouldnt include him in that misfit list of A-Reid busts.

  6. upperdecker19 says: Feb 22, 2012 10:22 AM

    “We’re surprised how much Jenkins will still receive.”

    Substitute “Jenkins” for Juan Castillo in that statement.

  7. packerstexansfan says: Feb 22, 2012 10:28 AM

    Good for him. Didn’t get to see many Eagles games last year, but did he miss much time or have any nagging injuries? I think that’s one reason Thompson let him walk, because he couldn’t seem to stay healthy.

  8. dolphins4 says: Feb 22, 2012 10:36 AM

    This was a great move and now they need to resign Derrick Landry who played great at D-tackle last year.

  9. ebeg420 says: Feb 22, 2012 11:13 AM

    PACKERSTEXANSFAN- 1st of all, Your name alone is a VIOLATION (a fan of two teams is a fan of none).

    2nd- nobody let him go, he was a Free Agent and Philly signed him.

    3rd- he missed ZERO GAMES, so there’s no “nagging injury”

    4th- Do your homework before you make comments please!!!

    He was a GREAT signing by Philly, he is a beast on the line.

  10. shamburg says: Feb 22, 2012 11:20 AM

    Jason Babin’s 18 sacks were pretty trivial, huh?

    “Along with guard Evan Mathis, Jenkins may have given the most bang for the buck of any “Dream Team” signings.”

  11. skittlesareyum says: Feb 22, 2012 11:32 AM

    ebeg420,

    He would have resigned with the Packers, so you lose #2.

    PACKERSTEXANSFAN was asking if he missed any games or if he had a nagging injury, so I don’t know why you’re angry about #3.

    And I don’t know what you’re talking about with #4.

  12. shamburg says: Feb 22, 2012 11:48 AM

    SKITTLESAREYUCK,

    It wasn’t the Packers decision to not resign him. They TRIED to lock him up and thought they were going to, but he decided to sign with the Eagles instead. The team was shocked by him leaving. So YOU lose #2.

    #4 is obviously referring to #3 where the original moron posting didn’t know anything about the player that he’s commenting on. And the same can be said for you.

  13. eaglesnoles05 says: Feb 22, 2012 12:11 PM

    I’m serious, watchout next year.

  14. judsonjr says: Feb 22, 2012 1:24 PM

    I am a Packer fan, but always felt his pressure up the middle was very underrated. You’d watch him just destroy guys up the middle which would help guys like Matthews, Kampman, and even KGB get sacks. He would also get flat out held/tackled after beating guys and would rarely get a call.

    On the flip side, he was injured quite a bit and had gotten a fairly big contract in 2006, at least compared to how he had done on the field.

    In 07 he played every game, but effectiveness was limited due to injuries and playing DE in a 4-3. In 08, he was destroying people until he tore a pec while trying to sack Brian Greise. In 2009 he was solid. In 2010 he was great when he was on the field.

    And I think there was some bad blood in 2010 as some within the Packers org felt Jenkins was sitting out injured when (a) he was healthy enough to play, and (b) when the Packers were very thin on the D-Line. The reason for sitting out was to preserve his upcoming payday.

    Things sort of hit rock bottom when Jenkins aggravated a leg injury kicking FG in warmups versus Minnesota. Since he was a late scratch the Packers had to play a man down on the interior D-Line, including needing to play O-lineman on defense in goalline/short yardage. Fortunately, the Vikings still kept trying to pass against a nickle D, and the next week the Jets were kind enough to release a Nose Tackle so the Packers didn’t have to start a street FA there.

  15. drew05 says: Feb 22, 2012 2:52 PM

    For the record…

    He strained/over-extended and elbow in week 6…played through it, and was back to 100% about week 10-11.

    Great signing last year…even better re-work this season…

    Go Eagles!

    Oldbyrd…

    “Just hope he’s not another Brodrick Bunkley, Cory Simon, Brandon Grahm, Jerome McDougal.”

    Simon, as mentioned was a pro-bowl player…Bunkley might be the best run-stuffer in football…as for Graham, the jury is still out, he looked good until his injury…

    You can have McDougal (even he looked the part, circumsances beyond any control took him off the field)…1 out of 4 for you. Not too good.

    The notion that Andy Reid can’t draft is foolish…if you want to be truthfull AND bash AR…say he can’t draft Linebackers, ’bout all you got.

  16. drew05 says: Feb 22, 2012 2:56 PM

    For that matter…

    Are you saying that if AR drafted JPP instead of Graham…the Eagles would have won the Superbowl?

    I’m just curious…’cause I hear this JPP vs. Graham carpola all the time.

    You can do that every draft…with every position.

  17. tdurk34 says: Feb 22, 2012 3:42 PM

    Seriously Gregg? Are you that much of a child? You are lazy and get more mileage from the stupid dream team comment and delete my posts?

  18. 4ever19 says: Feb 22, 2012 5:10 PM

    “The one that got away” Nice. Jon Gruden thinks this is the greatest Katy Perry reference ever in a PFT blog entry. Jaws wants to know who Katy Perry is. Nobody cares what Jaws wants.

  19. tangysizzl says: Feb 22, 2012 9:03 PM

    Ted Thompson and the Packers made zero effort to re-sign Cullen Jenkins, that I know for certain. Why? For a number of reasons I am told. Attitude, injury, before free agency and the fact that they had a younger high draft pick supposedly waiting in the wings. (Mike Neal ) and a couple other young guys.

    As a diehard Packer fan, I was disappointed by the fact that GB choose not to go after Jenkins before FA but especially after it started and it became apparent that he wouldn’t get was he was hoping for.

    I believe Philly got a great player at a very good price and kudos to them.

    Now all thats left to see is what kind of pick the Packers might get for that FA net loss. Landing a good player with that pick would go a long way toward making me feel better about the decison to let him walk.

  20. fnslidevick says: Feb 24, 2012 10:47 AM

    You cant compare Graham to McDougle yet.

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