The Giants have signed veteran DT Cullen Jenkins to to 3-year, $8 million contract
NYG have signed DT Cullen Jenkins to a three-year deal for $8 million, $3 million guaranteed. Nice pickup.—
Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) March 10, 2013
From Rotoworld: The deal includes $3 million in guarantees. Although Jenkins is wearing down at age 32, he still recorded 30 quarterback pressures and four sacks for the Eagles a year ago. In New York, he’ll slide right in as a projected starter at defensive tackle next to Linval Joseph, filling the shoes of free agent Chris Canty. Jenkins’ arrival is a boost to a Giants’ pass-rush that already has ends Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck in place.
Jenkins had intimated earlier tonight via Twitter that he may have a deal in place…
Next chapter beginning??? I think so.—
Cullen Jenkins (@CullenJenkins) March 10, 2013
John Fennelly, Executive Editor
This illustrates how unstable the Giants’ brass considers the interior of their defense. Jenkins has some solid football ahead of him and the Giants needed a cheaper option to replace Chris Canty. They are also thisclose to writing off Marvin Austin as a bust. Of course, Austin will be given every chance to succeed, but unless you’ve seen something I haven’t, its hard to see him fulfilling the promise.