The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have restructured the contract of defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, ending any rumors that Jenkins could be cut this offseason to save cap money.
Jenkins signed a five-year deal worth $30 million with the team last July, and was due $7 million in 2012, including a $5 million roster bonus in March.
A source told ESPN’s Andrew Brandt that Jenkins will still receive his roster bonus but he will only be paid $800,000 in 2012. In 2013, Jenkins will receive a guaranteed salary of $1.5 million, plus a roster bonus of $1 million, scheduled to be paid in March.
Jenkins’ contract will now run through 2014 and not 2015. He expressed his desire to remain with the Eagles until he retires.
“We are very excited about having Cullen back on our football team,” general manager Howie Roseman said in a statement on the team’s website. “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.”
In 2011, Jenkins collected 40 tackles and 5.5 sacks, and was named an alternate to the Pro Bowl team. He spent the first seven seasons of his career in Green Bay, where he collected 29 sacks and led the Packers to a Super Bowl title after the 2010 season.