According to a report by The Washington Post's Mike Jones, there is mutual interest between the Washington Redskins and Cullen Jenkins, a defensive end who recorded eight sacks for the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers last season.
Assuming the interest really is mutual, this is very good news for the Skins, who need help on the defensive front. They've done a good job of shoring up their defensive secondary with the addition of free safety O.J. Atogwe before the lockout began. First-round draft pick Ryan Kerrigan should help bolster the linebacker corps as well.
That leaves the defensive line, which never seemed to recover from the disastrous Albert Haynesworth signing as it transitioned last season from a 4-3 to a 3-4 base. Adding Jenkins would go a long way to getting the team's defensive personnel to where it needs to be.
Here's what Jones wrote about the 'Skins possible defensive line additions this offseason:
"A person familiar with the situation said that there is mutual interest between Washington and end Cullen Jenkins, who recorded eight sacks last season for Green Bay and is now a free agent. Nose tackle probably is an even bigger need, and San Francisco’s Aubrayo Franklin, the top nose tackle available, has been rumored to be on Washington’s wishlist as well."