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Janoris Jenkins | Defensive Back

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 198
College: North Alabama
Contract: view contract details

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Rams RCB Janoris Jenkins was forced from Week 7 against the Seahawks with a right knee injury.
Jenkins made a tackle on TE Cooper Helfet before the pile of other players landed on him, bending both of his knees awkwardly. His right knee looked like it took the worst of it. Jenkins had to be helped off the field with tears rolling down his face. The Rams are already down LCB Trumaine Johnson (knee). Oct 19 - 2:20 PM

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The Rams are "counting on" CB Janoris Jenkins to emerge as their No. 1 corner.

Jenkins was easily the Rams' top corner in 2013, but with Cortland Finnegan now out of town, they're relying even more heavily on the gifted third-year player. Jenkins was an immediate difference maker as a rookie, but fell off some last season. He allowed seven touchdowns and a passer rating of 115.3. The Rams need Jenkins and fellow CB Trumaine Johnson to elevate their play in 2014.
Jul 15 - 11:47 AM

Rams LCB Janoris Jenkins (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

He didn't practice on Friday, further upgrading an already-cake matchup for Drew Brees. Jenkins has been St. Louis' top cornerback throughout the year.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 02:36:00 PM

Rams second-round pick Janoris Jenkins was a healthy scratch in Week 10 due to a violation of team rules.

Jenkins donned street clothes on the sideline, along with Chris Givens, another rookie who was suspended for the game for the same reasons. It's believed Jenkins and Givens simply didn't show up to last Tuesday's practice, coming off St. Louis' bye week. Bradley Fletcher for Jenkins, with rookie Trumaine Johnson at nickel back. Danny Amendola replaced Givens at wide receiver.
Sun, Nov 11, 2012 10:32:00 PM

Rams RCB Janoris Jenkins (back) did not participate in practice on Wednesday.

No injury was disclosed after Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, which is typical with Jeff Fisher-run teams. The second-round rookie and ex-Florida Gator started out red-hot with the rest of the St. Louis pass defense, but Jenkins gave up a head-scratching touchdown in Week 6, where he let Fins WR Marlon Moore run right by him for a 29-yard score. We'll know more on Jenkins' status later this week.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 08:45:00 PM

Rams CB Janoris Jenkins is expected to take over as the primary punt returner with Danny Amendola (collarbone) sidelined.

Impressing in coverage as a rookie starter, Jenkins leads the team with nine pass breakups. He had a sterling 21.7 yard average with a school-record three touchdowns on 18 punt returns at North Alabama last season.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 07:34:00 PM

The Rams official website confirms second-round CB Janoris Jenkins has a firm grasp on the starting job opposite Cortland Finnegan.

"Janoris Jenkins continues to impress out here," said assistant head coach Dave McGinnis. Jenkins has been one of the most consistent players in camp, regardless of position. The Rams pass defense should be much improved after their turn as fantasy star-makers in 2011.
Thu, Aug 9, 2012 08:10:00 PM

Appearing on SportsCenter Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter singled out Rams second-round CB Janoris Jenkins as one of the most impressive rookies around NFL training camps.

"Through a week of training camp, Janoris Jenkins has flashed Pro Bowl potential," stated Schefter. "He's looked like a natural corner, like he can man that position. Has looked like a difference maker at the cornerback spot, like a future Pro Bowl player. The Rams are very excited about what they've seen from their young cornerback so far." If Jenkins keeps his head on straight, he could lock down left cornerback in St. Louis long term.
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 02:16:00 PM

Rams agreed to terms with No. 39 overall pick CB Janoris Jenkins on a four-year, $5 million contract.

The deal includes $3.1 million guaranteed. Per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that's the biggest increase in percentage of guaranteed money for any second-rounder over their 2011 equivalent. It's unclear what, if any, protective language is included in the deal. One of the draft's most gifted but troubled talents, Jenkins could immediately emerge as a starter opposite RCB Cortland Finnegan if he's truly moved beyond his myriad off-the-field issues. A focused and committed Jenkins could be a long-term difference maker on St. Louis' defense.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 10:05:00 PM

The agent for Janoris Jenkins has reportedly balked at St. Louis' offer of a four-year, $5 million rookie deal with a $3 million signing bonus because he is "concerned about how he will be viewed by other potential clients."

In other words, agent Malik Shareef is more concerned with his own wellbeing than that of Jenkins. The story written by Yahoo's Jason Cole has an obvious team-biased slant, but it also sounds like the Rams' contract proposal is fair, considering Jenkins' off-field history. The Rams want the signing bonus split over four seasons to protect themselves "against Jenkins not panning out."
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 07:13:00 PM

The player rep for unsigned second-round pick Janoris Jenkins denies that he's in a serious contract dispute with the Rams.

The sides are reportedly sparring over a pre-draft verbal agreement that Jenkins would hire a business manager of coach Jeff Fisher's choosing. "At no point before, during or after the (draft) was there ever any promise from us to the Rams that Janoris would hire a specific financial advisor," Jenkins' rep said. "Janoris is happy with his situation, happy with his coaches and is ready and focused on preparing for his first NFL training camp." There's clearly some holdup with Jenkins' contract, but it should be resolved before camp.
Sat, Jul 7, 2012 12:45:00 PM

Yahoo! Sports reports the Rams and No. 39 overall pick CB Janoris Jenkins are locked into a dispute over a pre-draft verbal agreement over who will financially advise the rookie.

During the draft, coach Jeff Fisher reportedly twisted the arm of Jenkins' agent, ensuring that the troubled prospect would hire a business manager to help with issues involving the cornerback's four children with three women. That agreement, however, is not allowed and "unheard of," according to the NFLPA. Fisher is said to remain "insistent" that his recommended adviser step in to handle Jenkins' finances. The sides won't agree to a contract until the matter is put to rest.
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 05:19:00 PM

Coach Jeff Fisher is confident that second-round CB Janoris Jenkins will be "a really good player really soon for us."

"He's very talented -— obviously we knew that, and that has shown just in the last couple days," Fisher said. "He's got excellent football intelligence and he carries things from the classroom to the field." Fisher insists the Rams did more background research on Jenkins than any other team, and the unanimous sentiment was, "Take this young man. This stuff is behind him."
Tue, May 15, 2012 07:07:00 PM

According to SI's Peter King, Rams GM Les Snead or "someone with the organization" will check in on No. 39 pick CB Janoris Jenkins "every day."

"I look the kid in the eye and said, 'It's you and me,'" Snead said. Snead also admitted the Rams may not have taken a chance on Jenkins — who had more character concerns than any other player in the draft — had they not had such an over-abundance of early-round picks. As it is, Jenkins has a strong chance of earning a starting job opposite Cortland Finnegan.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 10:15:00 AM

The Rams considered No. 39 pick Janoris Jenkins to be the "most talented corner in the draft."

That includes No. 6 pick Morris Claiborne. The Rams settled on WR Brian Quick as the No. 33 pick late Thursday, but began seriously considering Jenkins at No. 39 after he was "receptive" to meeting with a "sports management and advisory firm" on coach Jeff Fisher's recommendation. "Mindful of potential financial complications that could arise due to Jenkins' paternity issues," Fisher wouldn't have selected Jenkins had he not been open to doing so. Jenkins should be given every opportunity to earn a starting job opposite Cortland Finnegan as a rookie.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 10:02:00 AM

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