|Former Eagles DE Cullen Jenkins could give the rival Giants a lift next season. (USATSI)|
Following a meeting with the New York Giants on Friday, Cullen Jenkins will reportedly meet with two likely Super Bowl XLVIII contenders from the NFC West as the former Eagles' lineman searches for a home for the 2013 season.
If Jenkins signs with the Giants he would fill the void created when the team released defensive tackle Chris Canty days after the Super Bowl. Despite the signing of veteran defensive tackle Shaun Rogers last month, the Giants lack depth at the position.
Jenkins' older brother Kris, a former All-Pro nose tackle with the Panthers and Jets, said Cullen could fit in well with the Giants. Kris currently works as a broadcaster for SNY, the official television network of the Jets.
"He's very versatile, he does pretty good against the run and pretty good against the pass,” Kris told Newsday. “He can bounce around and do different things based on what's needed. Cullen has been in the NFC East for a couple of years now. He understands the teams there. He understands the Giants and what they have. I think he understands the other teams he has played against, as well.”
With Alan Branch and Jason Jones set to enter free agency, the Seahawks' priority in the offseason is arguably at defensive tackle. Seattle ranked 26th in the NFL in 2012 in defending runs behind the opposing left tackle (5.13 yards per carry), according to NFLGSIS.com.
The 49ers could consider Jenkins if defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois leaves in free agency. The Packers have reportedly expressed interest in signing the former LSU lineman. Justin Smith, the 49ers' four-time Pro Bowl lineman, will turn 34 in late-September.
Despite starting only eight games in 2010, his final season with the Packers, Jenkins had a career-high 7.0 sacks. In two seasons with the Eagles, Jenkins had 9.5 sacks and 66 tackles combined.
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