The Eagle have released veteran defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins. The Birds obviously didn’t like what they saw of Jenkins on tape and they don’t think he can make the transition to another defensive system.
Jenkins has been a major disappointment for the Birds defense after getting off to a fast start when he was signed by the Birds before the 2011 season. The veteran defensive tackle who is 32-years old became an afterthought on the Birds defensive line as the 2012 season progressed.
“I had a chance to speak with Cullen today and let him know of our decision,” said Eagles GM Howie Roseman. “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.”