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Cullen Jenkins Signing: New York Giants agree to deal with veteran defensive tackle

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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.

Cullen Jenkins will join the New York Giants
Cullen Jenkins will join the New York Giants
Alex Trautwig

Cullen Jenkins, the veteran defensive tackle cut recently by the Philadelphia Eagles, has agreed to a three-year, $8 million contract with the New York Giants, per Kim Jones of NFL Network.

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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