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Janoris Jenkins | Defensive Back | #20

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
College: North Alabama
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (39) / LAR
Contract: view contract details

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Giants RCB Janoris Jenkins (back) is active for the Wild Card Round.
Inactive for the Giants are OT Will Beatty, S Nat Berhe, RB George Winn, DE Owa Odighizuwa, TE Jerell Adams, LB Ishaq Williams and DE Jason Pierre-Paul. Jan 8 - 3:28 PM

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Janoris Jenkins (back) is active for Week 17 against the Redskins.

Jenkins is back after missing Week 16, but will likely be on a snap count as the Giants keep one eye on the playoffs. Inactive for the Giants are DE Jason Pierre-Paul, S Nat Berhe, CB Coty Sensabaugh, OT Bobby Hart, TE Jerell Adams, RB George Winn and LB Ishaq Williams.
Jan 1 - 3:01 PM

Giants CB Janoris Jenkins (back) was limited at Thursday's practice.

It is his second day in a row on the practice field. It looks like Jenkins will be healthy enough to play Week 17, but the Giants could hold him out in a meaningless game. He will at the very least be ready for the Wild Card round.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 01:11:00 PM

Giants CB Janoris Jenkins (back) will be inactive for Thursday's game against the Eagles.

It's the right call for a team all but assured of a playoff spot facing an Eagles receiver corps without a downfield threat to speak of. Jenkins will heal up for 10 days and return for the Week 17 finale as he looks to get right for the Wild Card round. Jenkins' absence means more playing time for rookie Eli Apple. Also inactive for the Giants are WR Tavarres King, OT Will Beatty, S Nat Berhe, DE Jason Pierre-Paul, RB George Winn and DE Ishaq Williams.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 06:38:00 PM

Janoris Jenkins (back, questionable) will be a game-time decision Thursday in Week 16 against the Eagles.

So is Jonathan Casillas (knee). Only four days removed from Sunday's game against Detroit, Jenkins surely won't be 100 percent or anywhere close to it if he plays on Thursday night. Even if he sits, the Eagles don't have any downfield weapons who could really take advantage of his absence.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 03:01:00 PM

Janoris Jenkins (back) is questionable for Week 16 against the Eagles.

Jenkins got in a couple limited practices this week, and the team will see how he feels Thursday in pregame warmups. The Giants are fighting for a playoff spot and would prefer to have Jenkins out there tomorrow night.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 02:37:00 PM

Janoris Jenkins (back) was "limited" in Tuesday's practice.

Jenkins appeared sidelined to the reporters present, but evidently did enough to get a limited tag. He's now on track for Thursday's game against the Eagles.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 02:47:00 PM

Giants CB Janoris Jenkins (back) was absent from Tuesday's practice.

Jenkins escaped Sunday's scare without serious injury, but is genuinely uncertain for Thursday night's game against the Eagles. Even with Philly being an eminently beatable opponent, the G-Men will likely push Jenkins to play as they close in on a playoff spot.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 01:20:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports tests ruled out internal injuries for Giants CB Janoris Jenkins.

RapSheet says Jenkins "should be OK." Jenkins took a knee to the back from a teammate in Sunday's win over the Lions. He does not appear to be looking at a long-term injury, but he might not be ready to face the Eagles on Thursday night. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will see a bump in targets if Jenkins is forced to sit.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 12:38:00 PM

Appearing on Football Night in America, PFT's Mike Florio reports Giants CB Janoris Jenkins' "back is fine," but the team is "concerned about his internal organs."

We would assume that might mean a kidney issue. Jenkins took a knee to the back from a teammate in the first half of Sunday's win over the Lions and never returned to the field. Jenkins will undergo a battery of tests, and we should have an update on Monday. Jenkins has been a lockdown cover corner this season. He'd obviously be a huge loss for the playoff-hopeful, 10-4 Giants.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 07:46:00 PM

Giants CB Janoris Jenkins exited Week 15 against the Lions with ribs and spine injuries and will not return.

That sounds serious. Per FOX Sports' Erin Andrews, Jenkins is undergoing further tests after he was injured in the first half. He was covering Eric Ebron on a third-down pass, but Jenkins was hit with friendly fire by his own teammate, who drilled him in the back. Jenkins is easily the Giants' top corner.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 02:38:00 PM

Giants agreed to terms with CB Janoris Jenkins, formerly of the Rams, on a five-year, $62.5 million contract.

The deal includes $29 million in fully guaranteed money. After turning down five years and $45 million from the Rams, Jenkins went on to hit it big as the No. 1 available corner. The $12.5 million per year places Jenkins as the league's seventh-highest paid corner in terms of annual average. The Giants better hope they're getting the 2015 version of Jenkins rather than the 2012-2014 one who got roasted routinely for big plays. Jenkins has allowed 22 touchdowns in his coverage across his four NFL seasons. The G-Men have a ton of money invested in cornerback with Jenkins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. They now need to find safety help and some pass rushers.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 10:32:00 AM

NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports free agent CB Janoris Jenkins will sign with the Giants when the market opens late this afternoon.

The market officially opens at 4PM ET. The Giants were unable to land top free agent DE targets Charles Johnson and Mario Williams, but they'd do well to emerge with a pairing of Jenkins and someone like Olivier Vernon, whose transition tag is expected to be rescinded by the Dolphins. Jenkins, 27, will give the G-Men a high-upside bookend across from Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Fellow free agent Prince Amukamara is poised to leave the Big Apple.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 06:28:00 AM

FanRag Sports' Bill Williamson reports the Raiders are interested in free agent CB Janoris Jenkins.

Williamson covered the Raiders for many years over at ESPN. Jenkins' market has been surprisingly quiet during the tampering window, but with Josh Norman tagged, he is arguably the best corner available in free agency. He reportedly turned down a five-year, $45 million offer from the Rams earlier this offseason.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 09:31:00 PM

Free agent CB Janoris Jenkins has not been franchise tagged, paving the way for him to hit the open market.

With both Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson headed for unrestricted free agency, the Rams opted to tag Johnson, who is over a year younger. Josh Norman was also tagged Tuesday, leaving Jenkins as easily the market's top corner. Jenkins recently fired his agent, and won't settle for anything less than top dollar. He won't struggle to get paid in a league that's made a habit of overpaying free agent corners.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 03:47:00 PM