Monday, February 25, 2013
Jenkins' next step
By Tim Kavanagh
It took a little while, but the Philadelphia Eagles have begun their roster churn, a process that is expected to release a number of players from their contracts, and subsequently free up a significant amount of cap space for Chip Kelly's club. On Monday, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported that the Eagles had told D-lineman Cullen Jenkins that they were going to release him, and the club officially confirmed shortly thereafter that they had done so. So what's next for the veteran?
Jenkins can function in either a three-man front (as a DE) or in a four-man front (as a 3-technique DT). The immediate question on everyone's mind is whether the Green Bay Packers are interested in a reunion; however, there's been no sign that this is the case, even as speculation grew over the past several weeks that Jenkins would be released.
Speculating a bit, one other team that could be interested is the Dallas Cowboys, who are switching to a 4-3 look with Monte Kiffin in charge, and could use a player of Jenkins' ilk for his interior pass-rush skills. The key for this pairing to take place will be that Jenkins is willing to accept a contract that is financially friendly to the cap-strapped Cowboys.