Cullen Jenkins has found a new home in the same division.
The Giants signed the ex-Eagles defensive tackle to a three-year, $8 million contract, Kim Jones of NFL Network reported Sunday. According to Jones, the deal includes $3 million guaranteed. (Other reports have the Jenkins-Giants pact agreed to but not yet signed.)
The 32-year-old Jenkins is known for his pass-rushing ability. He has recorded 38.5 sacks in nine NFL seasons, including four a season ago for the Eagles, who released him in February. Jenkins ranked No.70 on PFT’s list of the top 100 free agents in the Class of 2013.
When they have been in top form in recent seasons, the Giants have featured a ferocious pass rush, and they can generate significant edge pressure with defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck. Now, Jenkins strengthens their ability to get a push up the middle.
For the record, Jenkins had 1.5 sacks in four games against the Giants with NFC East rival Philadelphia, with both coming in 2011.