Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins has signed a three-year contract with the New York Giants, a person with knowledge of the deal said Sunday. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Giants haven’t announced the agreement, said the deal covers three years and is worth $8 million.
Free agents can’t get new contracts until Tuesday, but Jenkins had no such restriction because he had been cut by Philadelphia.
The signing of the 32-year-old Jenkins gives the Giants a run stopper to play in the middle with Linval Joseph.
The Eagles released Jenkins and fellow defensive tackle Mike Patterson late last month. Jenkins had four sacks last season and 9½ in his two seasons in Philadelphia. The brother of Kris Jenkins spent the first seven seasons of his NFL career with Green Bay.
Bengals re-sign Nugent
The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed place kicker Mike Nugent for two years, preventing him from becoming a free agent. No terms of the deal were announced Sunday. Nugent has made 83.8 percent of his field goals as a Bengal, the second-best career percentage in club history.
Redskins, Sundberg agree
Long snapper Nick Sundberg has agreed to a four-year deal to remain with the Washington Redskins. Sundberg on Sunday became the fifth Redskins player in two days to get a new contract and avoid free agency. Left guard Kory Lichtensteiger signed a five-year contract, fullback Darrel Young and tight end Logan Paulsen each got three-year deals, and linebacker Rob Jackson also reached terms to stay with the reigning NFC East champs.