Free agent defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins and the New York Giants have agreed to a three-year, $8 million contract, the NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported on Sunday. Jones reported that the deal includes $3 million guaranteed.
The move keeps Jenkins in the NFC East. The Philadelphia Eagles released Jenkins last month after deciding not to pay him a $5 million roster bonus for the 2013 season. Jenkins had also reportedly met with the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. Jenkins had also discussed the possibility of returning to play with the Green Bay Packers, where he spent the first seven years of his career.
Jenkins had four sacks and 22 total tackles with the Eagles last season. He has played in all 16 games in three of the past four seasons.
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
Earlier on Sunday, Jenkins hinted on Twitter that a deal was coming soon:
Next chapter beginning??? I think so. — Cullen Jenkins (@CullenJenkins) March 10, 2013