philly.com – The Philadelphia Eagles have released defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, the team announced on Monday. Jenkins joined the Eagles as a free agent in 2011, signing a five-year, $25 million deal, after winning the Super Bowl with the Packers in 2010. Jenkins, 32, spent the first seven seasons of his nine year career in Green Bay, recording 29 sacks during that time. “I had a chance to speak with Cullen today and let him know of our decision,” said GM Howie Roseman in a team release. … After recording 5.5 sacks and 32 solo tackles in his first season, he agreed to restructure his contract in early 2012. Jenkins production dipped again in 2012, as he only accounted for 22 solo tackles, and 4 sacks.
And the first big name Eagles roster cut is finally announced. Not really a huge shocker here — Cullen was making way too much money and got zero pressure on opposing QBs last season. Which, you know, is literally like 90% of his job. Couple his age with his salary, his dip in production, and the fact that our team is playing D with a huge black Cox in the middle now and this ends up being the obvious right move.
Keep ‘em comin, Howie. Unless Nnamdi wants to play next season for $20 and free box haircut shape-ups then you know who should be next.
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