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Chris Givens, Janoris Jenkins inactive for violating team rules

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The Rams were able to select cornerback Janoris Jenkins in the second round because teams weren’t willing to make a first round investment in a player with numerous character red flags from his college career.

Anyone who thought that it was a mistake to take that risk got a little fuel for their argument on Sunday. Shortly after announcing both players would be inactive for Sunday’s game against the 49ers, the team passed along word that both players were deactivated for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Jenkins has started all eight games for the Rams this season, picking off one pass and looking like a player who could develop into a strong player for the Rams down the road despite struggling of late. Givens, a fourth-round pick, has been a big part of the team’s passing game in recent weeks and has caught a pass of 50-plus yards in each of the last five games.

Danny Amendola is active, as expected, so Sam Bradford will at least have one of his favorite targets on the field as the Rams try to pull off a road win in San Francisco.

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5 Responses to “Chris Givens, Janoris Jenkins inactive for violating team rules”
  1. budramsfan says: Nov 11, 2012 3:32 PM

    Glad the rules are being enforced, sucks that it pretty much sealed an automatic loss to the 9ers tho..

  2. dirtydrew says: Nov 11, 2012 3:41 PM

    This is why some teams stay bad. No veteran leadership. Same ol’ Rams.

  3. fdugrad says: Nov 11, 2012 4:21 PM

    Don’t know about givens, however regarding Jenkins, all that can be said to The Rams is: lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas. The guy is as advertised, and you went with him anyway.

  4. mrpickled says: Nov 11, 2012 4:26 PM

    They must have come back late from the Castro district last night

  5. croteus says: Nov 11, 2012 5:02 PM

    Oddly enough.. this is exactly why Fisher is the right choice. Doesn’t matter how big a part of the gameplan you are – if you screw up you’re not playing. A little discipline like this can deflate the heads of certain players. I’ve seen nothing to suggest Givens has character issues, but Jenkins certainly needs this type of scolding.

    Good job, Jeff Fisher. Even though I don’t like you. It’s the moustache.

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