UPDATE: The Redskins have signed Cullen Jenkins, 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen confirms.
WASHINGTON — The Redskins are having a busy Monday morning.
The big news was center Bryan Stork, who was the subject of a bizarre trade/release saga last week, failing his physical. He will be sent back to the New England Patriots, and the Redskins will hold onto their conditional seventh-round draft pick.
But that wasn’t the only news coming out of Redskins Park Monday morning.
Numerous outlets have reported the team plans to put 35-year-old defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins.
Jenkins, who broke into the league as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers in 2004, registered 29.0 sacks and 5 forced fumbles in seven seasons with the Packers. He then moved onto the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011, picking up 9.5 sacks in two seasons while starting all 32 games.
Most recently, he played from 2013-2015 with the New York Giants, racking up 9.0 sacks, 3 pass deflections and 2 forced fumbles in 44 games (40 starts).
Now 35 years old with just 4.0 sacks over the past two seasons, Jenkins is certainly past his prime. But he does have 47.5 sacks over his 12-year career, and he’s enjoyed a relatively clean bill of health. The Redskins could also use some depth along their front seven, especially if it can lead to a few sacks.