The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday that they released defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins.
Jenkins started 32 games after signing a five-year, $25 million contract in 2011. He restructured the deal last year.
He had four sacks in 2012 and 5.5 in 2011.
"I had a chance to speak with Cullen today and let him know of our decision," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said in a statement. "It's one of the most difficult parts of the job. He has been a very productive player in this league for a long time but we felt it in our team's best interests that we go in a different direction. By releasing him at this point, it gives he and his agent more time to sign on with another team. We wish Cullen and his family all the best as he continues his NFL career."
Jenkins, 32, has 38.5 sacks in 125 NFL games. He also played seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers.