One of the under the radar questions this offseason was what the Eagles might do with Cullen Jenkins. He is coming off a fantastic year, but the deal he signed as a free agent last summer included a cap hit this season of $7.5 million. That's a big number, which fueled speculation that Jenkins could have been a "cap casualty."
Today, that notion has been put to rest as the Jenkins has agreed to a restructured deal with the team.
"We are very excited about having Cullen back on our football team," said general manager Howie Roseman. "Cullen made an immediate impact for us this year on and off the field. We look forward to a great future together with him in an Eagles uniform."
Jenkins himself is happy to put the possibility that he may have been let go behind him.
"I'm actually pretty relieved because I was worried sitting there playing a waiting game again and you just wait to see whats going to go on, whats going to happen," said Jenkins. "You hearing all the rumors about people saying, 'They're going to release him and they're not going to pay him.'"
The next question is what the Eagles do with the extra cap room they've created here. The obvious candidates for a new deal would free agent to be DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy, who will be entering the final year of his rookie contract.