A person with knowledge of the deal says Jenkins has signed a three-year contract with the New York Giants.|||||||
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the Giants haven't announced the agreement, told The Associated Press that the two sides had reached a deal. It covers three years and is worth $8 million. Free agents can't get new contracts until March 12, but Jenkins had no such restriction because he had been cut by Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Eagles have released Jenkins.|||||||
Jenkins signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Eagles in 2011 and started every game the last two seasons. He was due to make $5.5 million this season, but rebuilding Philadelphia cut the 32-year-old Jenkins on Monday. After spending the first seven seasons of his NFL career with Green Bay, Jenkins left for Philadelphia. He had 5 1-2 sacks in 2011 and four in 2012.
Jenkins was fined $15,000 by the NFL on Friday.|||||||
The penalty is for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan.
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed free agent defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins to a five-year contract and traded former defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley to the Cleveland for a fifth-round pick in next year's draft.|||||||
Jenkins started 66 games in seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers. He had a career-high seven sacks in 11 games with the Super Bowl-champion Packers last year. He can play defensive tackle or defensive end but has generally lined up inside throughout his career.
The Packers placed Jenkins on injured reserve Wednesday because of a chest injury, ending his season. Jenkins was hurt in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game at Tampa Bay while attempting to sack Buccaneers quarterback Brian Griese. Jenkins is believed to have a torn pectoral muscle, saying Monday that he couldn't lift his right arm above shoulder level.|||||||
Jenkins started the season as a leader of Green Bay's defensive line. In four games, he had 2 1/2 sacks, 10 quarterback pressures, a forced fumble and 18 tackles.