Cullen Jenkins Restructures Deal, Takes A Pay Cut

Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

The Philadelphia Eagles have restructured Cullen Jenkins contract, resulting in a major pay cut, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Jenkins’ new deal, originally slotted for a duration of five-years, was trimmed by one year. While he will still receive a $5 million roster bonus in 2012, his base salary for the season was slashed from $2.5 million to $820,000, one source told the Inquirer.

"I'm actually pretty relieved, because I was worried sitting there playing a waiting game," Jenkins told the paper. "You're hearing all the rumors about people saying, 'They're going to release him and they're not going to pay him.' "

Jenkins came to the Eagles after playing for the Green Bay Packers for eight seasons, where he helped them win the Super Bowl in 2010. Last year for the Eagles he had 40 tackles and 5.5 sacks.

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