“It’s one of the most difficult parts of the job. He has been a very productive player in this league for a long time but we felt it in our team’s best interests that we go in a different direction. By releasing him at this point, it gives he and his agent more time to sign on with another team. We wish Cullen and his family all the best as he continues his NFL career.”
Jenkins signed with the Eagles in July 2011 as part of the infamous free agent class the Eagles put together after the NFL lockout that included the likes of Jason Babin, Vince Young, Ronnie Brown and, most notably, Nnamdi Asomugha. With the release of Jenkins, Asomugha is the only one left with the team less than two years later and his days could be numbered in midnight green as well.
Jenkins, who came over from Green Bay, recorded four sacks last season and 5.5 in 2012. His release is largely due to the emergence of Fletcher Cox as a force at defensive tackle and the $5.5 million he was due this upcoming season.
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