The New York Giants may be tapping into a former division rival for help along the defensive line. The Giants will be meeting tomorrow with former Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins. Jenkins was released two days ago by the Eagles.
Jenkins signed a big free agent contract with the Eagles two years ago, when they put together their “dream team”. Jenkins failed to live up to that contract though. He played in all 32 games for the Eagles over the past two years, but had a combined 9.5 sacks after having seven sacks the year before he signed the contract.
Look, it’s no secret the team could use some help along the defensive line, especially at the tackle spot. Chris Canty was just released. While they have Rocky Bernard and Linval Joseph, they have younger guys like Marvin Austin and Markus Kuhn who will be coming back from a knee injury. Shaun Rogers is also back after missing all of last season.
This is the Giants striking before the iron gets really hot. Guys who have been released prior to free agency period can sign before it officially starts. Jerry Reese must see something he likes in the defensive tackle, and wants to act before the market is flooded. With Will Beatty’s new deal being cap friendly, they can go out and try to add some other depth kind of pieces.
The Giants need some line depth, especially at the tackle position. Hopefully this isn’t the last addition along the line that the team makes. It would be a interesting start though.