The New York Giants announced Friday that they’ve waived veteran CB Janoris Jenkins with an injury designation after his “inappropriate Twitter exchange with a fan.”
Here’s the statement from HC Pat Shurmur regarding the decision to cut Jenkins:
“This was an organizational decision,” coach Pat Shurmur said. “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 posted the following on his Twitter account:
Best news ever.. Thank you
— JackRabbit2.0 (@JjenkzLockdown) December 13, 2019
Jenkins would revert to the Giants’ injured reserve list should he clear waivers on Monday. However, odds are that he’ll be released from I.R. soon after.
Jenkins, 31, is a former second-round pick of the Rams back in 2012. He spent four years with the Rams before signing a five-year, $62.5 million contract that included $28.8 million guaranteed with the Giants.
Jenkins stands to make base salaries of $10.15 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2019, Jenkins appeared in 13 games for the Giants and recorded 54 tackles, four interceptions and 14 pass defenses.