Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ivo610, Feb 25, 2013.
Cullen Jenkins cut by eagles, frees up over $5 mil in cap room.
C'mon home, Cullen (on the cheap).
Dis right here. Dat Depth
According to nfl.com, Jenkins started all 32 regular season games over the last two seasons in PHI.
In 2011 he recorded 32 tackles, 8 assists, 5.5 sacks and 1 pass defensed.
In 2012 he recorded 22 tackles, 4 assists, 4.0 sacks and 1 forced fumble.
In 2010, with the Packers in 11 games (8 started): 23 tackles, 9 assists, 7.0 sacks and 1 pass defensed.
He just turned 32, so at the right price... Did anyone see several Eagles games last season?
Didn't watch many PHI games in '11 and '12- just heard they were some sort of "dream team." How'd they do?
Edit: Saw this: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...jenkins-would-be-interested-in-packer-return/.
NFL Ticket! so yes i watched at least several. I think that Cullen can come in and take that other DE spot without question, and give us what we have lacked since he left the first time. Someone who can get to the qb and play the run without having to rotate. If he's cheap bring him back.
Wouldn't that be something if Jenkins came back cheap and Goodell let Johnny Jolly back in the league. It'd be like Jack & Elwood getting the band back together. The only thing missing would be Rev. Cleophus, errrr, Reggie.
I saw that today and a part of me thought, please come back to the Pack.
Wow, who saw this ending coming for the eagles? Two years removed from a dream team and they are releasing guys, firing coaches and asking their best player to restructure their contract...
Thompson's philosophy never made so much sense.
time to get him for a song.
What draft and develop? to a degree it doesn't but that's just my opinion.
Not only that but smart free agent signings.
Yea he's usually not one to break the bank on a guy. I'm all for it unless i feel the guy can make a major difference in an area of NEED. Which is why i like for us to take a look at Jake Long if the price is right because imo LT is still a major need.
Not to change the subject of the thread, but I want nothing to do with Long. He is seeking over $10M a year and is already a bit overrated and likely to be overpaid based on his status as a former first overall pick. IMO he is the kind of player that TT almost always avoids.
To the main point of the thread -- if Jenkins would come back for 2 years and $8M or so, I'd be thrilled to have him back.
It sounds good to me, but I wonder if that bridge was burned. I doubt he left with a slap on the back and "go soak up some of the Eagles' money". Also, if Jenkins still has something in the tank, we may not be the only ones bidding for him.
I've never heard of there being bad blood between Jenkins and the Packers. He may have been a little disappointed that there was never a long-term deal offered to him, but as a professional I think he does understand the nature of the business.
In fact, this link already reports Jenkins is interested in returning. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...jenkins-would-be-interested-in-packer-return/
I can't see there being too strong of a bidding war over a 32 year old D-lineman, even if he does still have something left.
It's a great fit. We may not have Worthy this year and Jenkins is still very effective and probably will be for a couple more years, so he's a fantastic stop-gap. I know every free agent ex-Packer gets a courtesy mention here, but I see nothing to dislike about this possibility.
From the linked PFT piece: "Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel heard from a source that Jenkins 'would be interested' in returning to the Packers now that he’s on the open market." He's familiar with Green Bay and most of his teammates if he returns but my guess is he would be interested in the team willing to pay him the most money. And I don't blame him if that's the case.
Might be this years Anthony Hargrove, except without the 8 game suspension which was huge in our decision to drop him. If only we would have known the suspensions would have been revoked. TT knows where our weakness is, CJ knows our system and most of the players. For the right price, he has a chance for another ring, and will not have to make minimum wage doing it. He got a nice payday, things didn't work out. Now make some money and get back to winning.
OK, sign him. Jenkins or Canty, both are worth considering, I think I'd take Jenkins over Canty if the money was the same. I think I'd still use the first round pick for a DE, though.
If he's healthy, I prefer Canty to Jenkins and Silverstein sums up why here:
I think Jenkins is better suited to the 4-3 and Canty would be stouter vs. the run at DE in the base while still providing pressure on the QB. But Canty is younger but probably more expensive. So I'll be happy if they sign either and if they sign either and draft a DL in the first couple of rounds I'll be even happier. (Unfortunately Thompson and staff appear to be wholly unconcerned with my happiness.)
I agree I think Canty would be a better fit but also have a bit larger price tag. Would like to see some new veterans to come in and make an impact on the DL this next season that is for sure
Two years too late if he comes back. The sad reality is that even at 32 he would still be better than anyone we presently have at the position.
It is a sad reality, but given the youth we have brought in last year and I'm guessing that trend of infusing this defense with youth will continue this off season. If we can bring in a guy that we know can give us 4-6 sacks and knows whats going on from the start we can focus the higher round picks on other immediate needs. The biggest thing Jenkins has been in the last 2 years is durable played 16 games each season. Just that consistency would be an upgrade from the whirlwind we are used to now.
And certain people on this forum were saying when we cut him loose he wasn't durable and that was reason enough to let him go. He played in every game for two seasons with the Eagles...even when hurt. I got a lot of grief at the time for saying letting Jenkins go was a huge mistake.
I'll admit it I was part of the crew that he proved wrong on the durability front. I fear the injury bug may be a GB thing and not the players. I also have a feeling if he did sign here for the money the Eagles paid him we would be less than thrilled with 9.5 sacks over the last 2 years.
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