Report: Mutual interest between Redskins, Cullen Jenkins

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Eventually, the lockout will end.  Eventually, free agency will begin.

When it does, Packers defensive end Cullen Jenkins will become a free agent.  According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the Redskins are interested in Jenkins — and Jenkins is interested in the Redskins.

The Redskins are entering their second season using the 3-4 defense.  One of the primary challenges when changing from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense, and vice-versa, arises from ensuring that the right personnel is in place.  And that the personnel wants to be in that place.

In Jenkins’ case, his arrival has another benefit.  With a brand-new Super Bowl ring that he can flash in the locker room, Jenkins can try to persuade the Redskins to attempt to win a ring of their own.

38 responses to “Report: Mutual interest between Redskins, Cullen Jenkins

  1. Man, I hate to see this guy leave. I sure as hell hope SuperTed has a plan for an equal or better replacement.

  2. People here keep calling the NFLPA’s decertification a “sham”.

    It isn’t, but with every article like this it appears that the lockout is a sham. Before you hit that “thumbs down” button, ask yourself- what else do you call the Washington Redskins leaking information regarding their interest in a particular player?

  3. This would be a step in the right direction. It almost makes too much sense for us to do it.

  4. adogdc says: May 11, 2011 2:55 PM

    Hail what the losing tradition that is the deadskins…

  5. Better there than Chicago, I guess. Figured he’d be more inclined to go back to a 4-3 rather than stick with the 3-4 but I guess if the money is the same it doesn’t matter to him.

    Best of luck, Cullen.

  6. The Redskins…where careers go to die while players collect top $$$ in doing so

  7. He probably wants to play for them because he foresees a big payday from Dan Snyder. Who would actually want to play for this trainwreck of a team for other reasons?

  8. The redskins are interested in a Superbowl… Jenkins is interested in $$$…been there done that.

    It would be sick to see Carriker-Jenkins(Javaris)- Jenkins on the D line with Kerrigan and OSackPo bulldozing in.

  9. I’d leave too if I knew the guy signing the checks liked to overpay his employees.

  10. Of course Jenkins is interested. It’s where 30+ year old players go to sign over-inflated contracts that end up being way more than what anyone else will pay. Why wouldn’t he be interested?? Except for the fact that the Redskins suck and are in no position to be competitive. At least he got his ring last year.

  11. I would really hate to see Jenkins go to the Redskins, only because things don’t turn out too well for the people that do go there.

    Whatever happens I wish Jenkins the best and it was a great run. I loved the “bushwhacker” celebration in the picture above. Wherever he lands if he can stay healthy, you guys got yourself a baller.

  12. its funny when people say that teams signing a free agent from a super bowl winning team brings a championship attitude. When was the last time that actually worked?

  13. Jenkins was GREAT when healthy, not withstanding the occasional bounce off a QB instead of a sack. I hope he gets a huge contract out of that DS in DC. He deserves it.

  14. Skins fans are pure class. If they land him, good luck to them…unless they’re playing the Packers, of course.

    Better Washington than Chicago or Minnesota.

    Jenkins ironically wasn’t the best fit with the scheme Green Bay ran, but is a force regardless of scheme on passing downs.

    With Orakpo rushing off the strong side, and Kerrigan and Jenkins coming from the blindside, that is, pure and simple, Tom Brady’s nightmare.

  15. Who else hit thumbs down, and stopped reading “tommyf15’s” rant as soon as they read:

    “Before you hit that “thumbs down” button…”


  16. just in case you people dont keep up with the news. Snyder overpaid for older players that had nothing left. Shanahan and Allen wont do the same.

    Your a year late with the comments about Snyder

  17. Flash that ring, Cullen — you earned it!

    We’ll miss you in Green Bay.


  18. Have no idea what flyboy is talking about with concerns about the attitude. Jenkins has always been a team player and plays when injured. Always has a great attitude and was never a problem in the locker room.

    Sure, there are injury concerns, but that’s with any interior player of Jenkins age. The reason the Pack has to let him go is cap reasons and age. We have guys behind him that have worked hard for their chance.

    If the Skins get Jenkins they should be happy.

  19. Before all of you self righteous judgemental haters bash the Redskins….At least wait until they actually make the move,then you can cry and whine about what they do!!!!!…..

  20. shackdelrio says:
    May 11, 2011 3:07 PM
    Hopefully the Skins don’t sign too many good players. They can’t screw up their entry into the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.


    Are you kidding me? The Redskins are the only team in the NFL who could sign the entire AP NFL All Pro Team and turn them into basement dwellers. I simply cannot understand why a solid player would be excited to come to D.C. to play anymore.

  21. The DE’s only job in a 3-4 is to hold the block so the olb can make the play. That means that they are expendable and any warm body will do. That is what you call a FACT. Yes Jenkins was a good 4-3 end rusher, however thats not how the Pack won their ring so to him he is just a guy.

  22. If he’s interested in playing for the Redskins it can only mean one thing……his career is already (or nearly) over and he’s been in consultations with Fat Albert Haynesworthless.

  23. There’s bound to be a better place for Cullen to go to other than Washington. Just saying…..

  24. i hope the best for him but really he wants to much money he’s been hurt 2 out of the last 3 years. and yes he’s played hurt but it effected his play. good luck

  25. Jenkings has been a Pretty good force upfront, him with Brian Orakpo should be a good combo.

    Depends on how hard the coaches work them.

    I’m more concerned Cullen will go lazy like Albert if he goes there, I don’t know how the coaching is there in Washington, but I hope the money doesn’t make Cullen lazy, I hope Cullen keeps in top shape and plays even better.

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