Source: Cullen Jenkins meeting with Giants

Source: Cullen Jenkins meeting with Giants

February 28, 2013, 3:45 pm
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Cullen Jenkins may not take long to find a new team. And he may not have to go far, either.

A league source has told CSN's Derrick Gunn that Jenkins is meeting with the Giants over the next two days. Jenkins has had a physical, will have dinner with coaches Thursday night, and the meeting will continue Friday at the team facility.

The Eagles released the nine-year veteran defensive tackle on Monday along with Mike Patterson, both of whom are better suited to play in the 4-3 scheme instead of the 3-4, which the Eagles are expected to adopt.

The Giants play a 4-3.

Jenkins signed a five-year deal with the Eagles in 2011 following the lockout but had his contract restructured before last season. He was scheduled to earn $5.5 million this season and will receive $1.5 million unless he signs for more elsewhere (in which case he won't count against the Eagles' cap).

After recording 61 tackles (40 solo) and 5.5 sacks in his first season with the Eagles, the 32-year-old Jenkins had 51 (28 solo) and four sacks last season.