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NFL Free Agency: Packers Not Interested in Bringing Back Cullen Jenkins


Cullen Jenkins is free to sign anywhere he wants, so long as his desired destination isn’t Green Bay. According to USA Today’s Mike Garafolo, the Packers have indicated that they are in no way interested in bringing back Cullen Jenkins in 2013. Jenkins spent his first five seasons with the Packers before signing with the Eagles as part of their failed Dream Team project.

While the Packers aren’t interested in Jenkins, the interior lineman has roughly six suitors ready to offer him a contract on Tuesday when free agency officially opens. Jenkins met with the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks last week and there are other teams rumored to be interested in him as well.

But it should come as no surprise that the Packers aren’t going to try and bring Jenkins back. Despite his talent, Packers general manager Ted Thompson isn’t keen on singing players on the wrong side of 30, which Jenkins currently is by two years. Jenkins tweeted on Sunday that a new chapter may be beginning, which either means he’s aware the Packers won’t be bringing him back or that a team is close to signing him to a new deal.

No teams have offered Jenkins a deal as of late Sunday, but with the official start of free agency looming and six teams supposedly interested in him, an announcement may not be too far around the corner.

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