The Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins.
The club signed the former Green Bay Packer to a $30 million, five-year contract in a massive 2011 spending spree and he started 32 games for the Eagles, recording 9 ½ sacks in that period. But he’s 32 now and not the performer he once was with a young player already emerging in the middle of the line in Fletcher Cox.
Jenkins has experience playing in a 3-4 defense but he was due a $1 million roster bonus next month. The move creates $5.6 million in cap room for Philadelphia, according to Joel Corry.
Follow me on Twitter: @BradBiggs
Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
OCT 20 National Football Post
Our Introduction to Scouting students break down the Wisconsin Running Back
OCT 18 Joel Corry
Seattle shipped the wide receiver to the Jets in a surprising move on Friday.
OCT 14 Jesse Lawrence
Jesse Lawrence of TiqIQ looks at the week's hot tickets