Redskins Sign Veteran Defensive Lineman Cullen Jenkins

ASHBURN — The Redskins lost one player to a failed physical on Monday morning, but gained another when they signed veteran defensive end Cullen Jenkins, the team announced.

At 35, Jenkins has played for the Green Bay Packers, where he won a Super Bowl in 2011, and the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. He once again makes the defensive line a crowded unit.

Washington has Chris Baker, Kedric Golston, Ziggy Hood, rookie Matt Ioannidis, Ricky Jean Francois, Stephen Paea and Kendall Reyes realistically competing for, at most, seven spots.

Corey Crawford, a practice squad player last year, and undrafted rookie Anthony Lanier have made plays in recent preseason games, though remain long shots. With few stars on the line, multiple players could now find themselves on the roster bubble.

The 6-foot-2, 305-pound Jenkins played seven years with the Packers. Last year he started 13 games for New York and recorded three sacks. He was on the practice field Monday afternoon with the Redskins and wearing No. 68.

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