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Justin Tuck Welcomes Cullen Jenkins to the New York Giants

March 11th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
By Dan Benton

It took mere moments for news to spread that the New York Giants had agreed to terms with veteran defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins on Sunday night. And mere moments after that, defensive captain Justin Tuck extended his welcome to the newest member of Big Blue's defensive line.

'Justin Tuck: Calm Before the Storm.' photo (c) 2009, Heath Brandon - license:

"Welcome to the gold young brother. We got a lot of work to do," Tuck tweeted to Jenkins.

The comment has stirred a bit of controversy amongst Giants fans who interpreted it a variety of different ways, but ultimately, Tuck is saying the team (collectively) has a lot of work to do to improve upon their disappointing 2012 campaign.

He's right. And they do.

Alas, the signing of Jenkins immediately fills an area of need for the Giants. He can come in and likely assume the role vacated by the release of Chris Canty, while adding solid depth at a position surrounded by question marks.

The signing of Jenkins also likely means the Giants' interest in defensive tackles Jay Alford and Sen’Derrick Marks is a thing of the past.


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