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If healthy, Jenkins could power Packers' defense


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- When healthy, defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins is one of the Green Bay Packers' best players.

That's a pretty strong statement to make -- especially when it's made by Packers coach Mike McCarthy.

Nationally, Jenkins might best be known as the little brother of the New York Jets' Kris Jenkins. But in Green Bay, he's seen as something of a secret weapon.

The team is counting on Jenkins to lead its defensive resurgence, provided he stays healthy. A torn pectoral muscle forced him to undergo surgery and miss the last 12 games of last season.

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