Cullen Jenkins will join the New York Giants - Alex Trautwig
The New York Giants have agreed to a deal with veteran defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, helping to shore up a defense that underperformed a season ago.
Pat Traina of Inside Football tweeted that the deal for Jenkins includes a $2 million signings bonus. According to Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News, Jenkins will sign his contract on Monday.
Jenkins, 32, is a nine-year veteran who spent the last two seasons with the Eagles. He spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Green Bay Packers. Jenkins is a pass-rushing defensive tackle who had four sacks and 26 tackles for the Eagles last season. Jenkins had a total of 30 pressures last season (sacks/hits/hurries combined). Pro Football Focus gave him a +9.7 grade rushing the passer, but a -9.8 in run defense.
Jenkins, basically, is a replacement for Chris Canty, released by the Giants in a salary cap move. He joins a defensive tackle rotation that has Linval Joseph, Shaun Rogers, Marvin Austin and Markus Kuhn.
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