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New York Giants, Cullen Jenkins Agree to Three-Year Deal

March 10th, 2013 at 7:18 PM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants and veteran defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins have agreed to a three-year, $8 million deal. The new deal also includes a $2 million signing bonus and $3 million guaranteed.

Jenkins had previously met with the Giants on March 1st, but left without a contract. He went on to visit with the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders, and at least one of those teams was reportedly in a bidding war with the Giants over the veteran defensive tackle.

"Next chapter beginning??? I think so," Jenkins tweeted shortly before the signing was announced.

Prior to his time with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jenkins spent his first seven years with the Green Bay Packers, which included working with current Giants defensive line coach Robert Nunn (2005-2008).

Jenkins is a player who can come in and immediately start for the Giants alongside Linval Joseph. It also gives the team security in the event Marvin Austin, Shaun Rogers and Markus Kuhn (ACL) are unable to stay healthy. All that and it's a reasonable price.

In addition to Jenkins, the Giants had expressed recent interest in Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks, who will become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday. However, given this signing, the team will be unlikely to pursue him once free agency begins.

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42 Responses to “New York Giants, Cullen Jenkins Agree to Three-Year Deal”

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  1.  Dan Peterson says:

    Good sign.

  2.  Chad Eldred says:

    Very good news. Jenkins can still play.

  3.  Chad Eldred says:

    Not to mention, if those numbers are correct, that’s a pretty reasonable price.

  4.  giankees says:

    Pass rushing dt could be huge! Also means there is a lot more to come additions and subtractions

  5.  shmitty013 says:

    Nice work using a picture of him from his days with the Pack rather than one when he was with those dirtbags in Philthy. 3 years does seem a little much to give a guy who’s 32, but I like the signing nonetheless. Gives us that pass rushing presence from the DT position that we missed all year.

  6.  Krow says:

    Typical Reese value signing. Getting the most out of scarce cap dollars. This greatly reduces the chance of a DT at 19.

  7.  kujo says:

    Big MF who’s good against the run. Bring on a corner at 19, a run stopping LB in the 2nd, an interior OL in the 3rd and a pass rushing DT in the 4th.

  8.  Krow says:

    We’ll know in short order if Brewer is ready to take over the ROT slot. If they’re chasing FAs at that position then the answer is no … if not then yes. We can also expect interest at LOG given Boothe’s determination to leave.

    Beatty … Diehl or new … Baas … Snee … Brewer or new.

  9.  giankees says:

    My guess is that he will sign a db and sign an ol along with a lb and get good talent for very little money. Tender cruz and see what happens from there

  10.  Krow says:

    The good news is that after his visit to the Seahawks he had lunch with some of the guys … and mysteriously gained 20 pounds of muscle ! The ‘cook’ thought he had signed with the team and gave him the ‘special’ meal.

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