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Janoris Jenkins | Defensive Back

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 198
College: North Alabama
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The Rams have opened extension talks with contract-year CB Janoris Jenkins.
Jenkins, who turns 27 in October, is owed just over $1 million in salary and bonuses this season, the final year on his rookie deal. Jenkins looked like a future shutdown corner at Florida early in his college career, but has been an up-and-down disappointment with the Rams. Jenkins graded out 50th among 110 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' cornerback ratings. Jul 27 - 5:03 PM

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ESPN Rams reports Nick Wagoner believes the team would prefer to do a long-term deal with RCB Janoris Jenkins over LCB Trumaine Johnson.

Both Jenkins and Johnson are entering their contract seasons, and the Rams are likely to only sign one of the two to a long-term deal. Jenkins has been more durable during his first three seasons and probably has the most upside. Johnson has played better than Jenkins at times, but has battled injuries and inconsistency. Neither will break the bank unless they make a 2015 leap. Jenkins appears locked into a starting job, while Johnson is competing with E.J. Gaines.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 17 - 10:12 AM

Rams CB Janoris Jenkins (knee) is active for Week 10 against the Cardinals.

For the first time this season, the Rams have their top-two corners, Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson, healthy for the same game. Inactive for the Rams are RB Trey Watts, S Maurice Alexander, CB Marcus Roberson, LB Daren Bates, OT Brandon Washington, TE Alex Bayer, and DL Ethan Westbrooks.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 03:08:00 PM

Rams declared CB Janoris Jenkins, S Maurice Alexander, S Cody Davis, LB Korey Toomer, OL Brandon Washington, TE Alex Bayer and DL Ethan Westbrooks inactive for Week 9 against the 49ers.

Jenkins injured his knee Week 7 against the Seahawks. He is week to week. Luckily for the Rams, Trumaine Johnson is finally healthy and active. He will fill in at corner.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 02:50:00 PM

Rams declared CB Janoris Jenkins, CB Trumaine Johnson, C Tim Barnes, QB Case Keenum, TE Alex Bayer, DE Ethan Westbrooks, and S Maurice Alexander inactive for Week 8 against the Chiefs.

The Rams are minus their two two corners, leaving rookies E.J. Gaines and Marcus Roberson as the starters. Luckily, the Chiefs have one of the worst receiver depth charts in the league.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 11:41:00 AM

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).
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 02:20:00 PM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 11:47:00 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

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