Co-Owner John Mara, defensive end Justin Tuck and guard Chris Snee have all expressed their excitement about having defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins join the New York Giants. But they aren't alone in sharing this excitement, as Jenkins is also feeling very good about signing with Big Blue – primarily because of how he was treated during his two visits.
“I’m excited,” said Jenkins. “It’s been a tough two weeks, going through so many different things mentally, with my family and traveling so much – trying to figure out which was the best scenario. I’m glad that it’s over and especially with the Giants. This was my first visit and I had a good feeling here, especially talking with the coaches. Everybody was straight up, straight forward with me. I had a good gut feeling about New York.”
In addition to being treated well by coaches and personnel, coupled with his familiarity of the NFC East, Jenkins also said he joined the Giants because of a player he'll never be on the field with at the same time: quarterback Eli Manning.
"Eli being the QB had a lot to do with me being here. With him, you're never out of the game," Jenkins added.
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.
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