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Cullen Jenkins | Defensive Lineman | #99

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 305
College: Central Michigan
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Giants DT Cullen Jenkins has seen snaps at defensive end this offseason.
A pocket-pushing interior lineman, Jenkins has lined up at defensive end on passing downs during the Giants' offseason program. At best a rotational lineman, the added versatility could allow Jenkins to stick on the final roster. Jenkins recorded one sack on 366 snaps last season. Sun, Jun 28, 2015 02:27:00 PM

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The Giants and DT Cullen Jenkins agreed to restructure his contract, clearing $825,000 against the salary cap.

Jenkins, 34, was originally scheduled to count $2.917 million against the cap and was in danger of potentially losing his roster spot. He started 11 games this past season as the pocket-pushing interior lineman next to NT Johnathan Hankins. Jenkins is a part-time rotational player at this stage of his career.
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 10:40:00 AM

Giants declared DT Cullen Jenkins (calf) inactive for Sunday's Week 11 game against the 49ers.

Jenkins returned for 18 snaps last week, but can't get over his calf issue. There are no surprises in any of the Giants' inactives Sunday: LB Jacquian Williams, CB Mike Harris, G Brandon Mosley, G Adam Snyder, DE Kerry Wynn, T James Brewer. Geoff Schwartz (toe) remains on IR with a designation for return.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 11:24:00 AM

Giants DT Cullen Jenkins (calf) is active for Sunday's Week 10 game at Seattle.

Jenkins misses just one week with his injury and is back to try to help slow down Marshawn Lynch. The Giants also have CB Chykie Brown up. Their inactives: Rashad Jennings, Mike Harris, Kerry Wynn, Adam Snyder, James Brewer, Brandon Mosley and Jay Bromley.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 02:56:00 PM

Giants DT Cullen Jenkins left Sunday's Week 7 game at Dallas with a calf injury.

Jenkins went down in the second quarter and is doubtful to return.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 05:30:00 PM

The Giants may move DT Cullen Jenkins to defensive end in 2014.

Jenkins has played end before, although only in 3-4 schemes. The Giants run a 4-3 under coordinator Perry Fewell. The move would likely be designed to offset free agent LE Justin Tuck's departure, with Jenkins presumably kicking inside on all passing downs. He's a much better interior pass rusher.
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 01:45:00 PM

Giants DT Cullen Jenkins is in a walking boot Monday.

"I think just a little tendon something, knee and Achilles," Jenkins said. "Hopefully like I said, just a couple days, get this thing treated, and get back going." Jenkins is a key part of the Giants' defensive tackle rotation. All four of Jenkins, Mike Patterson, Linval Joseph, and Shaun Rogers have received positive grades from Pro Football Focus through four weeks.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 06:48:00 PM

Giants signed DT Cullen Jenkins to a three-year, $8 million contract.

The deal includes $3 million guaranteed. Although Jenkins is wearing down at age 32, he still recorded 30 quarterback pressures and four sacks for the Eagles a year ago. In New York, he'll slide right in as a starter next to Linval Joseph, filling Chris Canty's shoes. Jenkins' arrival is a boost to a Giants pass rush that already has DEs Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck in place.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 07:16:00 PM

The Packers are reportedly not interested in bringing back free agent DL Cullen Jenkins.

Around 6PM ET Sunday, Jenkins tweeted "Next chapter beginning??? I think so." Perhaps he's reading Fifty Shades of Grey -- or close to signing with a new team. There are as many as six teams in the mix for the versatile interior lineman, but none are the Packers. Jenkins spent the first seven years of his career in Green Bay before becoming part of the Eagles' failed "Dream Team" experiment.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 06:43:00 PM

Free agent DL Cullen Jenkins is scheduled to visit the Raiders Wednesday.

Jenkins is making use of his time in the Northwest. He also visited the Seahawks on Monday and the 49ers Wednesday following last week's meeting with the Giants. Jenkins' ability to rush the passer from the interior is appealing.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:59:00 AM

Free agent DL Cullen Jenkins is scheduled to visit the Seahawks on Monday and 49ers on Tuesday.

Jenkins met with the Giants on Friday, and is reported to have as many as six possible suitors. According to Pro Football Focus, Jenkins recorded 30 quarterback pressures last season, four of which he converted for sacks.
Sat, Mar 2, 2013 11:07:00 AM

Updating a previous item, free agent DL Cullen Jenkins' visit with the Giants has ended and he will visit other teams this coming week.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported earlier that Jenkins has six other suitors, but the identity of those teams is unknown. Jenkins, 32, has proven to be a hot commodity since his Monday release from the Eagles.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 05:06:00 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says free agent Cullen Jenkins has six other suitors in addition to the Giants, who he is visiting on Friday.

None of the unknown six are said to be the Packers. Jenkins is interested in returning to the Packers, but the feeling doesn't appear to be mutual. GM Ted Thompson doesn't like signing players on the wrong side of 30, even though Jenkins would add some needed interior pass rush help.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 03:56:00 PM

Free agent DL Cullen Jenkins will visit the Giants this week.

It's Jenkins' first known visit since being released by the Eagles on Monday. The interior of New York's defensive line is filled with a few unknowns in Shaun Rogers, Markus Kuhn, and Marvin Austin next to starter Linval Joseph. Jenkins still has some pass rush skill as a 32-year-old, and he can sign immediately.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 03:38:00 PM

Free agent DE Cullen Jenkins is interested in returning to the Packers.

Jenkins never wanted to leave Green Bay in 2011, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel isn't shooting down the notion of a reunion. Particularly with Jerel Worthy coming off a major knee injury, Jenkins could help the Packers at right end.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 02:28:00 PM