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11 Days ’Til Camp: Replacing Jenkins

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Every day until the start of camp on July 26, we’ll provide one juicy nugget to whet your appetite for the return of football. We’d give you more but the CBA forbids two-a-days. Sorry. It took some time but the Packers finally have the interior rusher they had been lacking.

After winning the Super Bowl in 2010, Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson made a dollars-and-cents decision to not re-sign Cullen Jenkins. Jenkins was a major contributor to the Packers’ championship season. Even while missing five games, Jenkins piled up seven sacks and, by the coaches’ count, 21 quarterback hits. A year earlier, in the first year of coordinator Dom Capers’ 3-...

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