- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins was in bed when he got the call that the Redskins would like him to come back to Washington.

Jenkins was signed by the Redskins on Aug. 29, but was cut following Washington’s final preseason game.

But after allowing 147 rushing yards and only forcing one sack against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the season opener, the defensive line needed a bit more fine tuning. And that warranted the return of the 35-year-old 12-year veteran.

Jenkins is happy about getting back into football.

“It’s never fun to get cut, but at the same time, It’s nice to get back and use it to make some type of impression,” Jenkins said. “It’s good to be back playing.”

To make room for Jenkins, the Redskins cut two-year center Austin Reiter.

Jenkins is now focused on getting acclimated with his new team, and while he may only be a depth signing, Jenkins will bring two critical elements to the unit.

“Versatility,” Jenkins said. “Versatility and my experience. I just want to be able to contribute those things whenever I’m called upon to do that. Come in, fit in with the guys, be a good teammate”

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