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BBAO: Cullen Jenkins expects to depart

We're Black and Blue All Over:

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Green Bay Packers' decision not to use their franchise tag suggests that free-agent defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins will be moving on to another team this offseason, an idea Jenkins himself endorsed in an interview with Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Jenkins: "I'm 99% sure something won't happen. Not at this point. You get to a point where you want to go where you feel you're wanted. The way everything came down, it's just time for a new start."

As we've discussed before, the cost of franchising Jenkins would have been substantial; Silverstein projects the franchise tag at $12 million for defensive ends. The Packers have two young players, Mike Neal and C.J. Wilson, who can play Jenkins' position. In addition, veteran Johnny Jolly has applied for reinstatement after serving a one-year NFL suspension.

Stranger things have happened, but this decision has played out as expected.

Continuing around the NFC North on a snowy Friday at the NFL scouting combine: