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Report: Cullen Jenkins would be interested in Packer return

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Before Cullen Jenkins signed on with the Eagles, he was a member of the Green Bay Packers’ defensive line.

Now that Jenkins has been released by the Eagles, there’s word that he’d like to return to his old stomping grounds. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel heard from a source that Jenkins “would be interested” in returning to the Packers now that he’s on the open market. Jenkins had 11.5 sacks over his final two seasons with the Packers and had 9.5 over the last two years with the Eagles.

With Jerel Worthy’s status unclear because of a torn ACL, a reunion could make sense for the Packers as well. They are reportedly set to talk to former Giant Chris Canty in the coming days, so there seems to be interest in the idea of veteran help on the defensive line and Jenkins has familiarity with the system already.

Silverstein thinks Canty’s a better fit, but it would seem that the Packers have a couple of options available to them if they choose to bolster their line ahead of the start of free agency.

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16 Responses to “Report: Cullen Jenkins would be interested in Packer return”
  1. deltaoracle says: Feb 25, 2013 4:15 PM

    Canty is a better fit, but Jenkins would help. And he didn’t burn bridges on his way out, let alone foul the water.

  2. sterlingrodgers says: Feb 25, 2013 4:43 PM

    With so many question marks on that D-line, Jenkins return would be great. Sign Canty too!

  3. tangysizzl says: Feb 25, 2013 4:48 PM

    Over 30 or not get both of these guys signed on the dotted line before FA starts.

  4. vltrophy14 says: Feb 25, 2013 4:52 PM

    Can’t may be a better fit but Jenkins already knows the schemes & can jump right in. For Cant it’ll take a few games at least for him to get acclimated

  5. mullman76 says: Feb 25, 2013 4:58 PM

    He could play in Oakland for Big Reg.

  6. johnnyb216 says: Feb 25, 2013 4:59 PM

    Wow! Really? So rare to see somebody who suddenly became unemployed want their old job back!

  7. muskyhunter2542 says: Feb 25, 2013 4:59 PM

    I agree… Both would be very nics. Especially with Worthy going to miss most if not all of 2013

  8. fritz1218 says: Feb 25, 2013 5:05 PM

    Go for Canty but get Cullen back for sure.

  9. glastron1 says: Feb 25, 2013 5:13 PM

    Sign them both and watch Matthews have a monster year.

  10. uwsptke says: Feb 25, 2013 5:31 PM

    Both would be nice for sure. The only real advantage that Jenkins has is his knowledge of the system (and would be cheaper), but Canty is two years younger, played in a 3-4 in Dallas, and doesn’t have the injury history that Jenkins has.

    I’ve been saying for a while that the defensive line is the #1 focus for improvement this offseason. Raji is due to be a FA next year, Pickett is likely playing his last year here, Worthy is likely to miss most of the season, Neal seems to always have an injury issue, so all you really have are Wilson & Daniels.

  11. tsi431 says: Feb 25, 2013 6:00 PM

    They will sign one of the 2, so they won’t have to draft a DL again. The Packer have zero luck drafting DL in the draft.

  12. rollore says: Feb 25, 2013 6:42 PM

    I don’t know why, but I can see him in a Ravens’ jersey filling the gaps behind or in subbing Ngata with some DE work in between.

  13. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 25, 2013 7:14 PM

    He wants to return because he knows exactly when his vacation will start – right after round 2 of the playoffs.

  14. A Plumber Now : Serving Our Chicago Better for Less says: Feb 25, 2013 9:25 PM

    holding on the Lions

  15. lambeaufieldwest says: Feb 25, 2013 9:39 PM

    For the right price, I’d be all for him returning. It looks like Worthy is going to miss the majority, if not all, of next year, so we’re going to need depth.

    Packers are a piece or two away from another Super Bowl and I’d rather fill void with a proven veteran rather than an unproven rookie.

  16. axespray says: Feb 26, 2013 3:01 PM

    heck – pick ‘em both up – draft a running back and the best players on the board …

    Do we need 5 tight ends ?
    I’d rather have a bunch of quality Oline and Dline players.

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