The Philadelphia Eagles released veteran defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins less than a week ago, and already he's beginning to line up possible suitors. One potential destination may come as a bit of a surprise: the New York Giants, with whom he'll be meeting on Friday.
The Giants are certainly in need of depth at the defensive tackle position, and could use an additional veteran presence after releasing Chris Canty – who has found more than a few suitors of his own.
Currently, 24-year-old Linval Joseph leads the group, and behind him are nothing but questions marks starting with Shaun Rogers, who missed the 2012 season due to blood clots, and the inexperienced Marvin Austin and Markus Kuhn.
Jenkins started all 32 games in his two seasons with the Eagles, recording 66 tackles and 9 1/2 sacks. Prior to joining Philadelphia, Jenkins spend seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers.
With only an estimated $2.5 million of room under the 2013 salary cap, the Giants don't have a whole lot of room to maneuver. However, teams don't actually have to be under the cap until the new league year starts on March 12th, so if they wanted to sign Jenkins, they could.
The nine-year veteran was originally scheduled to earn $5.5 million in 2013, which was the final year of a three-year, $25 million contract he signed with the Eagles in 2011.
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