Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Cut by the Eagles after just two seasons with the club, Cullen Jenkins now has a new home with their rivals.
The New York Giants have just Steve Smith'd the Eagles and we can only hope the results turnout the same. Veteran defensive tackle and recent Eagles release, Cullen Jenkins, has joined the team's tri-state rivals according to Kimberly Jones of NFL Network. Jenkins signed a three-year, $8 million deal with the club on Sunday, just a few weeks after being cut by the Eagles. The 32-year-old seemed to have lost a step or two as the 2012 season wore on, but did record 9.5 sacks and dozens of pressures during his time with the team.
Jenkins signed a big deal with the Eagles at the beginning of the "Dream Team" summer of 2010. He started all 32 games he played with the team and was considered one of the more media-friendly players on the team. Jenkins has recorded 38.5 sacks over his nine-year career, having spent his first seven years with the Green Bay Packers.
Following his release from the Eagles, fans seemed fine with the release. With this signing, it's worth wondering if the move with come back to haunt the Birds (likely not). What do you think of Cullen Jenkins signing with the Giants?
UPDATE: Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that the signing means that the Eagles will not have to pay Jenkins the $1.5 million in guaranteed money they owe him due to offset language in his old contract.