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Raiders reported to make bid for ex-Eagles lineman

The Raiders reportedly are about to jump in the mix for the services of veteran defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins, which makes sense given the player's connection to Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie.

Jenkins was released last month by the Philadelphia Eagles, who opted not to pay him a $5 million roster bonus. Ever since, Jenkins has been a hot commodity among teams interested in adding the versatile lineman.

Jenkins, 32, already has visited the New York Giants. He also has visits lined up with the 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, with the Raiders on the radar for Wednesday, according to NFL.com.

The Raiders figure to be in the market for at least one player capable of playing inside on the defensive line with the departure of Richard Seymour, Desmond Bryant a prospective free agent and Tommy Kelly a potential salary cap casualty.

Jenkins played for the Packers from 2004-10 when McKenzie was part of that team's front office.

He left for the Eagles in 2011 and started all 32 games the past two seasons.


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