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Janoris Jenkins, New York Giants (December 2, 2018)

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NEW YORK GIANTS CUT JANORIS JENKINS…
The New York Giants have cut cornerback Janoris Jenkins for calling a fan a “retard” on social media on Wednesday. When Jenkins was pressed by the media about using insensitive language, Jenkins provided a lukewarm apology. Officially, Jenkins was waived/injured as he is dealing with an ankle injury.

“This was an organizational decision,” said Head Coach Pat Shurmur in a written statement. “From ownership to management to our football operations, we felt it was in the best interests of the franchise and the player. Obviously, what happened this week, and the refusal to acknowledge the inappropriate and offensive language, was the determining factor.”

Jenkins responded on Twitter to the news by typing, “Best news ever. Thank you.”

Jenkins was originally drafted in the 2nd round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. The Giants signed him as unrestricted free agent in March 2016. In his first season with the Giants, Jenkins had his best season to date, being voted to his first Pro Bowl and his first All-Pro (second-team) selection. He missed seven games in 2017 with an ankle injury that had bothered him much of the season and required surgery. In 2018, Jenkins started all 16 games and finished with 70 tackles, 15 pass defenses, 2 interceptions, and 1 forced fumble. This year, Jenkins started all 13 games he played in and accrued 54 tackles, 14 pass defenses, and 4 interceptions.

DECEMBER 13, 2019 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
Tight end Evan Engram (foot) and right guard Kevin Zeitler (ankle/wrist) did not practice on Friday. Both players have officially been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.

Quarterback Daniel Jones (ankle) and tight end Rhett Ellison (concussion/non-contact) were limited in practice. Both players have also been ruled out of Sunday’s game.

Wide receiver Golden Tate (foot) and cornerback Corey Ballentine (concussion) fully practiced. Both are expected to play against the Dolphins.

THE COACHES SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

  • S Michael Thomas (Video)

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
There is no media availability to the New York Giants on Saturday. The Giants play the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

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