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The Packers will try to re-sign Cullen Jenkins, but will let him walk if his demands are too high, because they already have a strong rotation of defensive linemen.
As a major part of Green Bay's Super Bowl run, Jenkins will be highly sought after if he hits the market this offseason.
At 30 years old, the defensive end isn't young, but he is spry enough to command a multi-year deal.
Still, he has been prone to injury already in his career, which should be a huge red flag.
In addition, defensive players are often a product of their schemes. After signing a five-year contract, Adalius Thomas had one good season in New England in 2007 before tailing off considerably.
Thomas was injured for about half of 2008 and was deactivated for several games in the 2009 season. His tenure in New England ended unceremoniously when he was cut the day before the 2010 draft.
Any team interested in Jenkins should look at what happened to Thomas before inking the Packer to a huge deal.