Not surprisingly, at least to us, defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins will not be returning to the Green Bay Packers. Jenkins signed a three-year deal with the New York Giants on Sunday.
Jenkins’ deal is worth $8 million, but only $3 million is guaranteed.
Although there was some suggestion that the Packers should be interested and the 32-year-old Jenkins said he was open to returning to Green Bay, the Packers didn’t show any interest. That’s not surprising, considering Ted Thompson showed zero interest in retaining Jenkins when he was a free agent in 2011.
Jenkins signed with the Eagles and had two relatively productive seasons before being released earlier this offseason.
The Giants, meanwhile, appear to be employing the strategy of “get older and cheaper” on the defensive line. New York released Chris Canty, who was scheduled to make $6.25 million in 2013, but is two years younger than Jenkins. They’ll also probably watch as Osi Umenyiora (31) walks in free agency.
Jenkins’ deal may ultimately set the market for Canty, who visited the Packers last week.
Good. One stupid temptation removed.
Cullen Jenkins could have helped the Packers. If all we want is to emulate the 2010 team, why not get one of the guys back? He’s better than what we have on the D Line.
How can you emulate that team years later? Everybody is older. Rosters turn over.
Yep, you get replacements. I think you are in the minority to believe he could have helped the team this year and you’re kinda really fringe to think he’d be a good addition at $3 mil a year.
Because I don’t think TT or MM plan to emulate the 2010 team. They already tried to do that in 2011 and 2012. Did it work? Not really. Packers did okay….but our goal is to get to the SB again…not just to do okay and make the playoffs. I think that the Packers have finally figured out that our opponents have figured us out….a long time ago. Packers need to go in another direction….and i think they are doing just that. Don’t be surprised if the Packers take a RB and a TE early in the draft. And we could be saying goodbye to Finely…which is fine with me.