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Janoris Jenkins, Rams agree to terms on contract

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One of the more contentious contract negotiations of the 2012 draft class has come to an end.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with second-round pick Janoris Jenkins. The deal is for about $5 million with $3.1 million guaranteed — per Thomas, the highest percentage guaranteed to any second rounder — to the cornerback whose off-field red flags helped make the process more difficult than it has been for most of this year’s rookies.

At different times during the process, the Rams and Jenkins battled over the team’s desire to have Jenkins work with a particular financial advisor and a proposed bonus structure that would split Jenkins’ signing bonus over four years to minimize risk to the Rams. Full financial details are forthcoming so we don’t yet know what, if any, protections the Rams and Jenkins agreed to include in the deal.

Jenkins was widely viewed as a first-round talent, but fell to the Rams with the 39th pick thanks to the combination of marijuana arrests in college and four children with three different women. That makes him a high-risk, high-reward player for St. Louis, who would love to see him grab the starting job opposite from Cortland Finnegan as soon as possible. That’s only possible if Jenkins is able to stay on the field and that’s a pretty big if based on Jenkins’ history.

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16 Responses to “Janoris Jenkins, Rams agree to terms on contract”
  1. skoobyfl says: Jul 24, 2012 10:47 PM

    Travis Henry 2, the revenge.

  2. pacificnw7722 says: Jul 24, 2012 11:04 PM

    “Jenkins was widely viewed as a first-round talent, but fell to the Rams with the 39th pick thanks to the combination of marijuana arrests in college and four children with three different women.”

    You’ll be sooooorrrrrrryyyyy…………….

  3. randallflagg52 says: Jul 24, 2012 11:05 PM

    This guy must be a real winner to get kicked off of an SEC teaml. Hope for the Rams sake he gets taken under someone’s wing and straightens up.

  4. basexc9 says: Jul 24, 2012 11:07 PM

    4 kids from 3 different women? Who knows the personal reasons behind that, but they tend to be not good.

  5. stlrams39 says: Jul 24, 2012 11:14 PM

    Rams 3rd round CB Trumaine Johnson also signed for all who care

  6. stlrams39 says: Jul 24, 2012 11:15 PM

    Who can honestly say that they didn’t have at least 3 kids by 2 women by the the time they turned 21??…..

  7. jbaxt says: Jul 24, 2012 11:16 PM

    But he loved all 3 women… 1 for at least 10 months….

  8. ezmoover says: Jul 24, 2012 11:26 PM

    “The deal is for about $5 million with $3.1 million guaranteed — per Thomas, the highest percentage guaranteed to any second rounder”

    Wrong!

    The Browns took Josh Gordon in the Supplemental with a 2nd rounder and gave him a contract with $3.8 million guaranteed.

  9. beavertonsteve says: Jul 24, 2012 11:32 PM

    4 kids from 3 different women? Who knows the personal reasons behind that, but they tend to be not good.
    ___________________

    I’m guessing they seemed like pretty good reasons at the time!

  10. rodeoclownclint24 says: Jul 24, 2012 11:40 PM

    Ya but technically. Gordon is a 2013 draft pick so ur WRONG!

  11. nycoccet says: Jul 24, 2012 11:54 PM

    He didnt get the highest guaranteed money of the second round but the highest percentage of the overall contract guaranteed. Over 60% of his total contract is guaranteed he got what 5mil with over 3 guaranteed. So not highest amount but highest % of overall which really dont know why that is noteworthy.

  12. fdugrad says: Jul 25, 2012 2:08 AM

    Two true sayings spring to mind: ” A fool and his money are soon parted ” and, as for the contract, “The devil is in the details.” How in the Devil will this Fool ever become a success if he does not learn to modify his incredibly impulsive behaviors? He already has a daunting ( growing?) number of responsibilities / entanglements, ALL of which, when combined, will go through his $3.1M like Sherman through Atlanta.

  13. msclemons67 says: Jul 25, 2012 2:45 AM

    Jenkins, a rookie, has nearly half the off-field production of Cromartie already. Cromartie is a 9 year vet.

    Go Jenkins! Set your sperm free! Don’t limit yourself to a mere 4 child support payments. You can do it! You can beat Henry and Cromartie. You’re already half-way there!

  14. sj39 says: Jul 25, 2012 7:30 AM

    I love all the folks who want to see Fisher and the Rams fail. I have news for you, this team is on the way up not down. Remember two of their three second round picks are luxery picks that they got from the RGIII trade. Thanks to the Skins the Rams will be trading out of a high first rounder (again courtesty of the trade) for the next two seasons picking up more picks to build a winner for years to come. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

  15. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Jul 25, 2012 8:36 AM

    With the $3 mil guaranteed he’s not going to have trouble getting a “date.” But they better hurry because a lot of that booty is already spoken for!

  16. capitaloffense says: Jul 25, 2012 9:27 AM

    He needs to aim at a different “bullseye,” if you get my drift. I’ve never seen a woman regurgitate a child.

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