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Rams Now More Likely To Franchise CB Janoris Jenkins?

Rand Getlin of NFL Media mentions that despite previous saying that the Rams were likely to use their franchise tag on CB Trumaine Johnson, he “firmly believes” they’ll elect to use to designation on CB Janoris Jenkins.

Jason Cole of B/R reported a few days ago that Jenkins fired his agent, despite being in negotiations with Los Angeles regarding a contract extension. Because of this, Jenkins won’t be able to hire a new agent for few days.

Jenkins is reportedly upset with that the Rams offered him a five-year, $45 million contract, which he found that to be unacceptable.

Jenkins, 26, was taken in the second round of the 2012 draft and has one year remaining on his four-year, $4.99 million rookie contract that included $2.964 million guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of just $660,000 for the 2015 season, so you can see that he’s in line for a substantial raise next year.

In 2015, Jenkins appeared in 15 games and recorded 64 tackles, three interceptions, a forced fumble, and 15 pass defenses for the Rams. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 26 cornerback out of 111 qualifying players.

Johnson, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Rams back in 2012. He’s played out his rookie contract and is now in position to be one of the best available cornerbacks in this year’s free agent class.

In 2015, Johnson appeared in 14 games and recorded 71 tackles, seven interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown, a fumble recovery and 17 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 19 cornerback out of 111 qualifying players.

We have both players featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.