Seems like the Birds have been looking for an inside pocket collapser since former first round pick Corey Simon left town in a contract dispute years ago. Philadelphia has tried names like Sam Rayburn and Broderick Bunkley in the past, but it seems that the 2011 off-season may have finally found the team’s answer for a top-level interior defensive lineman.
In a move that was not as highly touted as some of the Eagles’ other free agent signings, Philadelphia signed veteran defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins from the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers. And through two games of the 2011 NFL Season, Jenkins has already paid immediate dividends.
The former Packers stout defensive tackle, who is always penetrating gaps, has produced 6 tackles and 3 sacks. Plus he and sackman DE Trent Cole look like the unquestioned leaders of the Birds’ new fast and furious attacking defensive line.
At practice on Wednesday, Taking It to the House and 97.3 ESPN Eagles beat reporter Matt Lombardo caught-up with Jenkins in the Eagles’ lockerroom to talk about his early season success and the challenge of facing the New York Giants on Sunday.