The Philadelphia Eagles today announced that they have agreed to terms with defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins on a restructured contract.
"We are very excited about having Cullen back on our football team," said general manager Howie Roseman. "Cullen made an immediate impact for us this year on and off the field. We look forward to a great future together with him in an Eagles uniform."
In his first season in Philadelphia in 2011, Jenkins posted 5.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, and 61 total tackles. He registered four sacks over his first three games as an Eagle, becoming just the second defensive tackle in team history to open a season with one sack in each of the first three contests (Jerome Brown, 1991).
A ninth-year pro out of Central Michigan, Jenkins spent the previous seven seasons with Green Bay where he accumulated 29 sacks at both defensive tackle and defensive end. The Detroit, MI native helped guide the Packers to a Super Bowl championship in 2010 with a career-high seven sacks. Since he broke into the league in 2004, Jenkins ranks fifth among all undrafted players with 34.5 sacks, and also ranks fourth among defensive tackles with 12.5 sacks since 2010.
Jenkins is now one of three Eagles defensive tackles currently under contract for the 2012 season, joining Mike Patterson and Cedric Thornton. Antonio Dixon is a restricted free agent, while Derek Landri and Trevor Laws are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents.