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Cullen Jenkins, Packers likely to split

Posted on: February 25, 2011 12:06 am
Edited on: February 25, 2011 12:55 am
C. Jenkins Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Looks like a Super Bowl ring isn’t enough to sway Packers DL Cullen Jenkins, one of the fiercest of Green Bay’s defenders, to stick around.

After today’s franchise tag deadline passed without the Packers making a move, Jenkins told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel there’s almost no chance he’ll return to Green Bay.

"I'm 99 percent sure something won't happen,"he told the paper. "Not at this point. You get to a point where you want to go where you feel you're wanted.

"The way everything came down, it's just time for a new start."

If the Packers had tagged him, Jenkins would have cost about $12 million for 2011. But they didn’t, and since Jenkins believes the Packers have no interest in a long-term deal, he’ll look elsewhere for a new team and a new contract.

"We've gone for so long," Jenkins said. "We approached them last off-season about doing an extension and we haven't heard anything. You would think you would have received an offer by now.”

Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising. Jenkins is still a standout, but he’s 30 now and his role has become more limited. Besides, it sounds like the Packers want to see how second-year players Mike Neal and C.J. Wilson perform in Jenkins’ absence. Now, it looks like they’ll get their chance.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:17 pm

Cullen Jenkins, Packers likely to split

Delightful elements. Likely to arise when the event even more in a little while to pass through quite a few even more.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 1:53 am
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Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: February 25, 2011 10:46 am

Cullen Jenkins, Packers likely to split

he was gonna get 13 million$. im a packer fan and i didnt want him getting that much money. id rather see arron get it

Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 10:15 am

Cullen Jenkins, Packers likely to split

First let me say that I agree that Ted Thompson is a very good GM. One of the best. I also understand that Packers fans are going to be singing his praises forever now because he made the move to let Favre go and plug Rodgers in there which was a part of what helped them win a Super Bowl. Now that I've said that let me say that even the best GM's don't "always" know what they are doing. Nobody said that Jenkins wanted a 5 or 6 year deal but what Jenkins is saying is that the Packers didn't even call with an offer. When you are one of the leaders on a great defense and management doesn't even come to you to TRY to work out an extension how else can you take it besides disrespectful? The Packers will miss Jenkins performance on the field and his leadership in the locker room next year. As a Bears fan I'm glad he's gone.

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 9:49 am

Cullen Jenkins, Packers likely to split

As always, Thompson knows what he's doing. 12M for a 30-year-old that doesn't even play every snap? No way. I'd love to see Jenkins back, but the reality is that he's going to make a lot more money elsewhere. He also doesn't need to play the "disrespected" card: it's purely business and now that he has a ring, Jenkins can leave the Pack graciously and with no regrets.

Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2011 9:43 am

Out come the knives

Yeah, and we know Ted is a real screw-up, what with letting Prince Brett get away and having the audacity to think that new kid Rodgers could get the job done.  We we need is a GM who understands talent and can build the Packers into a team with talent and depth, in case of injury and that sort of thing.

Oh, wait--we did WHAT on February 6??

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2011 9:12 am

Cullen Jenkins, Packers likely to split

Time to join your brother in NYC........   Cool

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 9:07 am

Cullen Jenkins, Packers likely to split

Nah, TT just uses the Andy Reid Philosophy, never give big money deals to players over 30.  While Jenkies may have 1 or 2 more productive years in the tank, if he signs a 5 or 6 year deal, you more often than not end up losing money on the back end of those deals.  I am assuming he is going to target 3-4 ends in the draft, along with a LT, LOLB, and RB.

Since: Jan 27, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2011 7:36 am

Cullen Jenkins, Packers likely to split

Bad move, maybe TT is hoping Justin Harrell will finally be healthy???

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