Philadelphia Eagles to Release DT Cullen Jenkins

By Dan Parzych
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It’s safe to say no team was more of a disappointment last season than the Philadelphia Eagles as a team many believed was capable of making a run at the Super Bowl finished the year with a 4-12 record. Between players and members of the coaching staff, the team has already made numerous changes throughout the offseason and it appears they’re ready to make another move on defense when it comes to defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins.

Philadelphia announced on Monday how they plan on releasing Jenkins–which shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the numbers he’s displayed over the last two seasons. The Eagles had high expectations for Jenkins when he came on board in 2011 after spending the first seven years of his career with the Green Bay Packers, but the defense in general struggled to live up to their hype–especially when it came to Jenkins.

Not only did it take Jenkins until Week 8 this past season to record his first sack of the season, but he’s only recorded 9.5 sacks over the last two seasons. A couple of years ago, the Eagles used to have a reputation for being a team with one of the league’s top defenses and with the way things turned out last year–it was clear the defense needed numerous changes this offseason if they’re going to have any chance at bouncing back in 2013.

As bad as it sounds, don’t be surprised if the team’s plans for releasing Jenkins is just the beginning of what could be an interesting next couple of weeks for the Eagles.

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