Cullen Jenkins (born January 20, 1981 in Detroit, Michigan) is a defensive end for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2003 after playing college football at Central Michigan.
He is the younger brother of New York Jets defensive tackle, Kris Jenkins.
Green Bay PackersEdit
Cullen Jenkins was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as a rookie free agent after the 2003 NFL Draft. One year later, after an impressive NFL Europe season and strong training camp, he landed a spot on the Packers' roster. From 2004 to November 2006, Jenkins was the backup for Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (KGB), and took over the starting role the final month of the 2006 season. As the starter for the last month of games, he recorded a career-high 6½ sacks that year, including his first three-sack game against the Detroit Lions on December 17, 2006.
On February 26, 2007, Jenkins signed a four year, $16 million contract extension. Jenkins batted down nine passes in 2007, the most by a Packers defensive lineman since the team began recording the statistic in 1980.
In the 2008 season, the Packers decided to start Jenkins instead of KGB for the second season in a row. He could only play four games though, before he suffered a torn pectoral muscle against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 28, 2008. Two days later, he was placed on season-ending injured reserve.