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Cullen Jenkins signs a 4-year deal

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by wils0646, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. wils0646

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    So far it's been a good off season and free agency hasn't even started yet. Favre returns for another year, Harris got his deal, and Jenkins is locked up for 4 years.
     
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    I cant wait to see the specifics and yearly breakdown.

    Things are going GREAT and it's not even march yet.
     
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    This is awesome! :thumbsup:
    Compared to two years ago, even last year, this offseason has been extremely worry-free. I think that the 'settled' feeling of Brett coming back has made these transactions a lot smoother.

    Eh, maybe TT's just a good GM? :shrug:
     
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    So are there still fans that think that Ted can't get the job done? This is just another good deal to shut up that garbage.
     
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    No negatives that I can see in this deal. It's caused barely a ripple againest the cap so the money for FA is still there. If Ahman re-ups I expect another cap friendly deal although not as vanilla as Jenkins deal since TT won't go for a long-term deal just to spread out the SB. I would guess that Adalius Thomas is no longer at the top of the list, either. But I hope TE and S still are. I want the draft to be BPA from the get-go.
     
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    Good signing if he plays like he did those last few games hot damn! Our D-line has alot of depth and some of the young players are starting to emerge.
     
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    I wouldn't be so sure about that. I could really see him taking the strong side from Poppinga, even though Brady has done a decent job Thomas would be a huge improvement.
     
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    If the Packers sign Thomas he'll be used as a DE in the 4-3. He's a 3-4 LB or a 4-3 DE. I don't believe signing him now is out of the question. Thomas, Kampman, Pickett, Jenkins, and Williams makes for one heck of a rotation with our Line and it'd only make it easier for our secondary and backers to make plays. Thomas is going to demand a lot of money and Green Bay would need to get in a bidding war for him. We’ll see though but I wouldn’t mind having him here.
     
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    That's a lot of money and a long contract if he doesn't pan out.
     
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    Cullen Jenkins agrees to sign a 4-year deal

    If the up front money is more roster bonus than signing bonus this could be an enhancement of the long term cap position of the team.

    We will know more once the agreement is signed and submitted.
     
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    Nice. Love the motor on Jenkins. Always finds a way to contribute. Good news.
     
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    T.T. just screwed up BIG TIME!

    What a joke... That much money for a guy who may be a risk. And he is a RISK. Cap money has been wasted. This is a scam! My God why can you all not see the hatred T.T. has for Brett.

    This is just another example of how T.T. wants to make sure that Brett Fails so T.T. can get rid of Brett. If the Packers fail on Defence then it will force Brett to fail by being in horrible field position.

    T.T. Just wants to get rid of Brett as fast as possible.

    Oh... By the way... Raider Prides password was so predictable I am back and you can not get rid of me.

    Signed....

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    pretty funny, RP!
     
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    I think you bring up a great point.

    Jenkins is good, but he has been injured and only performed good for 1/4 of the year as a starter.

    It could be a risk, but really with the demand of DEs this year, I think it was worth a shot. I'd have made the 4th year an option year, but I'm not a cap guy.
     
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    Just to piggyback on a few of the detractors comments: Anyone believe we could have tendered Jenkins, watched how he played for a season @ DE, and then spent the money on him long term?

    I'm sure it may have cost us a little more in the long run, but we could have used the money spent for additional talent while Favre is here too.

    If I'm not mistaken, GB has spent approx 10M on two guys (Harris and Jenkins) that were essentially already under contract?? Are we currently winning w/ these two; could the money spent have been better used on new additional talent to improve the teams chances at a playoff run??
     
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    Good point you raise slackerbacker.

    As for spending 10 million on 2 guys already under contract, Jenkins was a free agent, so he would have needed a new deal anyways.

    As for the tendering Jenkins suggestion, I thought that myself. The only things I believe may have made such an option less desirable would have been Jenkins having a big season, asking for a big payday and the Packers refusing. This might create the wrong impression that the Packers are too cheap, and aren't willing to reward all of their players that perform big.

    The Packers have just started to shed the image of being cheap due to the Walker fiasco IMO, and having that sort of thing happen again would overshadow Harris's extension and the new contracts for Pickett and Kampman.
     
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    wow, another one of my posts got deleted...for no reason.

    EDIT: By Porky
     
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    The Packers likely would have placed the $1.3 million second-round tender on Jenkins in restricted free agency, meaning another team would have had to give up a second-round pick to sign him. Instead, Jenkins will make just under $7 million this year and about $9.5 million over the first two years of the deal, Levy said. The Packers have close to $25 million in salary-cap room this year, so absorbing the deal financially was no problem.


    A RFA no?? And the problem is he may not hold up, his short lived productivity against the Viks, Lions and Bears may not continue and there's at least 2 or 3 Mill that could have been used to sign someone else. Most everyone IN the NFL realize we need more playmakers....did this move help this short fall while Favre and the other core vets are here and producing??
     
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    What ever happened to DePack?

    RP? Anyone?
     
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    Read AADP post on Andrew...but you are right, this is another very good job by the PACKERS to get him signed
     
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    Jenkins is a player that has gotten better every year, and who works hard to get better. The time and price were right for him to remain a Packer.

    If Thomas is signed, KGB becomes draft-day trade bait.
     
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    Wait... so if TT doesn't get players signed, what is the purpose of a GM?
     
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    Wow I'm a little shocked to see that kind of respect giving to Jenkins.
     

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