Cullen Jenkins - Alex Trautwig
Could the Giants replace veteran defensive tackle Chris Canty with another veteran, Cullen Jenkins? Recently released by the Eagles, Jenkins will visit the Giants on Friday.
Former Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins will visit with the New York Giants on Friday. The news was reported in a variety of places on Thursday afternoon -- with Jenny Vrentas of the Star-Ledger apparently being first to have it.
Jenkins, 32, was recently cut by the Eagles after spending two seasons there. Jenkins started all 16 games for the Eagles in 2012, registering 26 tackles and four quarterback sacks. He spent seven seasons with the Packers before signing with Philadelphia.
Jenkins spoke this week about his time in Philadelphia.
"We didn't jell together enough. You can't just always bring in a bunch of superstars - people who think they're superstars. You gotta have players that just know their role and go along with that and just do whatever they can to help the team. We just didn't jell the way that we needed to jell to be a successful team."
Could the veteran Jenkins replace Chris Canty, released earlier this off-season by the Giants in a salary cap move?
Jenkins is a pass-rushing defensive tackle. His Pro Football Focus scores the past three seasons clearly indicate he is better against the pass than the run.
2012 -- Pass rush: +9.7, Run defense: -9.8
2011 -- Pass rush: +16.4, Run defense: -0.7
2010 -- Pass rush: +19.3, Run defense: -1.5
Is Jenkins a guy you would like to see as part of the Giants' rotation at defensive tackle next season? Let us know.