The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have restructured the contract of defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins.
“We are very excited about having Cullen back on our football team," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said on Tuesday. "Cullen made an immediate impact for us this year on and off the field. We look forward to a great future together with him."
Jenkins signed a five-year, $30.5 million contract with the Eagles after the lockout. That deal included a $1 million guaranteed base salary and a $3 million in roster bonuses. A $5 million roster bonus was due on March 13, which along with his $2.5 million base salary had his cap number at $7.5 million this season.
While details of the restructure were not disclosed, converting the roster bonus to a signing bonus would save the Eagles' $3.75 million in cap space, a path I brought up at Football Outsiders on Monday.
In his first season with the Eagles, Jenkins started all 16 games and recorded 40 tackles with 5.5 quarterback sacks.