Giants sign DT Cullen Jenkins to 3-year deal

3/11/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsFree agent defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins signed onto a multi-year deal with the New York Giants on Sunday. The three-year deal is worth $8 million and includes a $2 million signing bonus as well as $3 million in terms of guaranteed money for Cullen Jenkins.
Cullen Jenkins, who has been on the free agent market since being released in a salary cap move by the Philadelphia Eagles last month, will provide the New York Giants with much needed presence against the pass rush up the middles of the team’s inside defensive line.  The 32-year-old Cullen Jenkins will immediately jump to a starting role alongside Linval Joseph, after the New York Giants released linebacker Chris Canty last month as well to free up cap space.
The New York Giants were just one of the teams Cullen Jenkins worked out for since being released by his former team the Philadelphia Eagles two weeks ago. Other teams that met with Cullen Jenkins last week include the Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers. The New York Giants have got to be pretty happy that they snagged the experienced veteran Cullen Jenkins from right under the other teams at an agreeable price. Cullen Jenkins will be adding depth to a New York Giants defensive roster by bolstering the defensive line that has to get to the quarterback. The New York Giants also boast Shaun Rogers, Bobby Skinner, Markus Kuhn and Marvin Austin,  at defensive tackle.
Cullen Jenkins started all 32 games during his two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, delivering a sub-par performance in which he finished with 9.5 sacks and 54 tackles during the stretch. Before that, Cullen Jenkins spent seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers after being signed as an undrafted free agent out of Central Michigan in 2003.
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