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Keeping Jenkins may cost Packers

10:43 PM, Jan. 16, 2007
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The NFL's fast-rising salary cap could make for a tough negotiation between the Green Bay Packers and on-the-rise defensive end Cullen Jenkins.

The Packers hold leverage in the talks because Jenkins will be only a restricted free agent in March, and they can tender him a contract that ensures their right to match any deal he signs in free agency or receive a high draft pick as compensation.

Salaries, however, are escalating quickly after last year's collective-bargaining agreement, which calls for this year's cap to rise about $7 million, to $109 million. Jenkins and his agents will have ...

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