Eagles DT Cullen Jenkins restructures deal

Eagles DT Cullen Jenkins restructures deal

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins has restructured his contract. It's a relatively low-budget deal that includes him holding onto his $5 million roster bonus while reducing his base salary to $820,000, down from an original figure of $2.5 million a league source confirmed.

Jenkins signed a five-year, $30.5 million contract last year and was scheduled to carry a $7.5 million salary-cap figure for next season prior to the restructure. "We are very excited about having Cullen back on our football team," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said in a statement. "Cullen made an immediate impact for us this year on and off the field. We look forward to a great future together with him in an Eagles uniform." The former Green Bay Packers defensive lineman recorded 5 1/2 sacks, 61 tackles and seven tackles for losses. He registered four sacks in his first three games, but his pace slowed down after that with only 1 1/2 sacks for the remainder of the season.

The former Central Michigan player had 29 sacks for the Packers in seven seasons, lining up at both defensive tackle and defensive end.

On the Packers' 2010 Super Bowl championship team, Jenkins posted a career-high seven sacks.

Among undrafted players that entered the league since 2004, Jenkins ranks fifth with 34 1/2 sacks and ranks fourth among defensive tackles with 12 1/2 sacks since 2010.

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