After a season that was nothing short of disastrous on the defensive side of the football in 2013, the Eagles were expect to make drastic roster changes heading into this offseason. And the first such major move has reportedly been made. The Eagles have reportedly released defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The 32-year-old defensive tackle was part of the Eagles’ much-heralded free agent signings prior to the 2011 season. Jenkins was a solid contributor during his two seasons in Philadelphia, but failed to be the impact player the Eagles thought they were getting when they signed him to a lucrative five-year, $30 million deal two years ago.
Jenkins played and started in all 32 games for the Eagles over the past two seasons. He registered 40 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 2011, but saw his production decline a season ago when he recorded only 26 tackles and 4 sacks.
Jenkins was due a $1 million roster bonus in March.