The Eagles had another big day, signing defensive end/tackle Cullen Jenkins to a five year deal worth $25 million. Cullen Jenkins will be an interesting fit in the Eagle’s new scheme under Jim Washburn.
Jenkins is 30 years old, and has played with the Green Bay Packers for the past seven season after being drafted out of Central Michigan. He is 6-2, 305 pounds and is very versatile on the line. On this defense, he will play defensive end on running downs, and will play defensive tackle on passing downs. This will allow him to maximize his effectiveness.
He finished with seven sacks last year in eleven games. He missed five games with a calf injury, and played about 52 percent of downs in Green Bay, so the Eagles see him as a rotation guy.
In other news, the Eagles have re-signed linebacker Akeem Jordan. He has been extremely effective on special teams in his four year career with the team..
The team waived rookie running back Noel Devine. He signed as an undrafted free agent, but couldn’t make it past one of the first weeks.
The team also sent former first round pick, Broderick Bunkley to the Browns for a fifth round pick. Bunkley was a starter with the Eagles for most of his career but lost the job, after he tore his pectoral muscle, to Antonio Dixon. He was scheduled to make around $6 million.
What will the Eagles do next? There has been talk that the Eagles are talking to Plaxico Burress. When the team was asked whether they have more money to spend on free agents, team president, Joe Banner replied, “hell yeah”.