(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins has agreed to restructure his contract with the team.
After spending his first seven seasons in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers, the 31-year-old Jenkins signed a five-year deal with the Eagles last off-season worth $25 million.
The new structure of the deal will let Jenkins keep his $5 million dollar roster bonus due to him in March, but he will have his base pay cut from $2.5 million to $820,000, according to the National Football Post.
“It’s a great team, great atmosphere,” Jenkins said on a conference call Tuesday. “I’m not one of those types of players that just bounce around and try to get much as he can get. I wanted some security. I wanted to be somewhere that I like and that liked me. The opportunity presented itself here.”
Jenkins had 61 total tackles for Philadelphia last season, including 5.5 sacks.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire