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Free Agency Haul Continues With Jenkins

The surprises just keep coming for the Eagles as they agreed to terms with free agent defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins on Saturday afternoon.

In the past three days, the Eagles acquired a Pro Bowl cornerback in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick in 2012 for Kevin Kolb. On Friday, the Eagles stunned the NFL by landing the biggest free agent on the market in four-time All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha along with Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin, Pro Bowl quarterback Vince Young, tight end Donald Lee and wide receiver Johnnie Lee Higgins.

Jenkins is a bit of a surprise because he was successful in the Packers' 3-4 scheme as an end and was connected to other teams in free agency who run that scheme. Here in Philadelphia, he will be flexible in defensive line coach Jim Washburn's scheme as both a defensive end and tackle.

The 6-2, 305-pound Jenkins is entering his eighth NFL season and is coming off a year where he registered a career-high 7.0 sacks. For his career, Jenkins has 29.0 sacks and has played defensive end when the Packers ran a 4-3 base. He was originally signed by the Packers as a rookie free agent in 2003.

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