Posted March 10, 2013

Cullen Jenkins, Giants agree to three-year contract, according to report

NFL

Free agent defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins and the New York Giants have agreed to a three-year, $8 million contract, the NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones reported on Sunday. Jones reported that the deal includes $3 million guaranteed.

The move keeps Jenkins in the NFC East. The Philadelphia Eagles released Jenkins last month after deciding not to pay him a $5 million roster bonus for the 2013 season. Jenkins had also reportedly met with the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. Jenkins had also discussed the possibility of returning to play with the Green Bay Packers, where he spent the first seven years of his career.

Jenkins had four sacks and 22 total tackles with the Eagles last season. He has played in all 16 games in three of the past four seasons.

Earlier on Sunday, Jenkins hinted on Twitter that a deal was coming soon:


4 comments
EasyGoer
EasyGoer

SI, how about fixing the home page? The guy's name is Jenkins, not Jones. Kimberly Jones reported the signing. On a more related note, I think this signing is good; doesn't impact the cap too much and will definitely help the line. Now, let's get Cruz and Bennett signed.

Big Daddy1
Big Daddy1

Good start to rebuilding the defense, I hope to see more free agent signings to add to the core group.

 We all know it's very hard to see time for a rookie unless there are injuries on the Giants with Coughlin there. So the draft is not going to help the defense this season.

Big Daddy1
Big Daddy1

 @EasyGoer

 I agree on Bennett but I question Cruz. I really like Cruz but think about this; If Cruz is signed by another team the Giants get a #1 pick. They have Randle waiting and he looks like a game breaking player. Also JJ was looking good when he got a chance. Take the first round pick, it maybe higher than the Giants one, package them and get a real stud within the top 10. Or just hold on and get 2 top picks with it. The way Reese drafts it could be a windfall, this draft has so many offensive and defensive lineman with great potential. Cruz was getting a little banged up and dropped a lot of passes this past year. Considering what he cost the Giants in terms of a pick (none) getting a first round pick for him could help the team in the long run.

EasyGoer
EasyGoer

@Big Daddy1 I see what you are saying but Cruz is a proven commodity. Nicks always seems to get banged up so I want to have someone we know is reliable back there. I remember when they didn't sign Steve Smith and everyone thought they were going to be hurting. We got lucky and Cruz exceeded all expectations and also made management look like geniuses when in reality, they just got lucky. Don't want to roll the dice like that again.