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Jenkins hopes to retire as an Eagles after restructuring deal

Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins has agreed to restructure his contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jenkins signed a five-year, $25 million contract last offseason and recorded 5.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, and 61 total tackles during his first season with the Eagles. He spent his first seven seasons with Green Bay.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing a league source, reported that Jenkins’ deal was shortened by one year. Jenkins was slated to earn $6 million in 2015, the final year of the original contract.

“We are very excited about having Cullen back on our football team,” Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said 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 in an Eagles uniform.”

Jenkins said during a conference call Tuesday that security was one of his motivating factors in getting a deal done.

The Eagles went 8-8 last season.