Jenkins, who was released by the Eagles after signing a five-year deal with the team in 2011, will be staying in the NFC east will the Giants are hoping Jenkins will help plug up the middle of their defensive line and help sure up their defense against the run. The team finished 25th in the league, allowing an average of 129.1 rushing yards per game.
The nine-year veteran will replace defensive linemen Chris Canty who was let go by the Giants just last month.
Jenkins was one of several players who did not play up to expectations in Philadelphia. Last season with the Eagles, the new Giants linemen recorded just 26 tackles and four sacks. At 32, the Giants are hoping Jenkins can regain that interior toughness and aggression that has made him one of the top defensive linemen in the NFL.
The Giants and Jenkins agree to a deal just a couple of days before the NFL’s free-agent frenzy will officially begin. A source reported to ESPN.com that the deal includes a $2 million signing bonus and $3 million in guaranteed money.
Over 125 career games, Jenkins has 38.5 sacks while playing for both the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles.