Janoris Jenkins will get the rest of his 2019 salary, from someone

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With the Giants firing an unrepetent Janoris Jenkins after he used an offensive term on Twitter and brushed it off as cultural slang, he will now be exposed to waivers.

Because the release will happen on a Friday, the window for making claims will close on Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET. And the question then becomes whether anyone will make a claim.

A team like the Eagles could use the help, but would the Eagles overlook Jenkins’ behavior and his failure to own it? Would anyone?

It’s the constant balance in which all sports teams engage regarding talent and second chances. Is Jenkins, who was a premier free agent when he joined the Giants in 2016, still regarded as good enough, in light of the headache he’ll bring?

However it plays out, he’ll get paid for the rest of the season. He already has earned this week’s $597,000 game check. He’ll get his next two, regardless of whether he’s claimed on waivers, files an injury grievance (he has an ankle injury), or collects termination pay. Beyond this week, $1.194 million remains payable to Jenkins, who is signed through 2020.

With his salary for next year non-guaranteed at $10.15 million, a team could claim him for the balance of the season and then cut him loose.

It could be a longshot at this point, especially since Jenkins isn’t as good as he used to be. Still, cornerback continues to be a very important position, and any playoff team with concerns at the position will need to at least consider the possibility of picking him up.

20 responses to “Janoris Jenkins will get the rest of his 2019 salary, from someone

  1. It’s about time. It was so obvious he was going through the motions. So many missed tackles, missed assignments. What a joke. Now he will play like a pro-bowler.

    If Eli Apple can get a job starting ( yes, it’s really true…seriously) Jenkins can get one.

  2. If you don’t like the words that he says, don’t follow him or read his tweets.

    I guess it is much more fun for SJW to have something to cry about.

  3. Don’t be surprised if a team fighting for a playoff spot doesn’t sign this guy just so another team above them can’t. Then they just wouldn’t activate him for any games or maybe they could put him on IR or something. Still, not a bad idea if a team you are competing against needs a CB and you can keep them from getting it. Then they’ll just cut him after the season is over.

  4. His play has diminished severely the last 3 seasons. Hes not the guy you want mentoring your young DBs. Glad hes gone

  5. A little tidbit to cogitate upon: when the Rams let Jenkins walk, they got a 3rd rd. comp pick which turned out to be WR Cooper Kupp, a much better and cheaper player.

    Sometimes it does pay to let guys like Jenkins walk.

    But Gettleman is the worst at playing this game: the Giants will not even get a comp pick for Jenkins now.

  6. I thought that Michael Vick’s history taught players they need to leave the hood behind or it will come back to bite them. Too bad it didn’t.

  7. Jim Schwartz could bring him in to play sticks defense and pass off deep ball coverage to the fans sitting in the end zone seats. Seems like a solid fit (coming from a diehard Eagles fan).

  8. The Giants are going to have tons of cap money to spend this year (and will almost surely spend it)….and that directly affects whether or not you are able to recoup comp picks. They werent going to get a comp pick if they had let Janoris walk at the end of the season….just like they wont get one for Leonard Williams if they allow him to walk.

  9. daysend564 says:

    December 13, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    If you don’t like the words that he says, don’t follow him or read his tweets.

    I guess it is much more fun for SJW to have something to cry about.
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    Sorry that’s not the way it works. If your dumb enough to put a derogatory word it a tweet then you get the repercussions or can people start calling Jenkins derogatory terms based on his skin color? If someone did that Jenkins would be blowing up and you would say he is in his right too.

  10. The 4 INTs he’s had this year doesn’t negate the fact that he’s been routinely beaten like a drum this season. Y’all remember what Mike Evans did to him in Week 3? This dude got a bad attitude, is old and injury prone, and is likely to poison any locker room that brings him in.

  11. People need to relax. No way that was worthy of dismissal. As the final straw? Yeah ok, but they were just looking for a reason. Says more about the Giants than it does Jenkins.

  12. Yeah see he shoulda used the word “genius” there cuz that’s not offensive and it’s cool and all.
    In that context it means the same thing as that word he used that got him canned and 90% of the world got their shorts in a bunch over.

    Yeah, see, it’s not what you mean that counts. No, it’s the word you use. Because some words have been declared illegal. Except if you privileged, you get to use them still.

  13. Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to the next “victim of collusion” (or as everyone else calls it, self-induced unemployment), Mr. Janoris Jenkins.

  14. Bob. Just Bob. says:
    December 13, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    People need to relax. No way that was worthy of dismissal. As the final straw? Yeah ok, but they were just looking for a reason. Says more about the Giants than it does Jenkins.

    Amen to this. I thinks its just cover to justify getting whipped by Miami at home on Sunday.

  15. I guess espn censors what they dont want to use because my comment never made it. Jenkins getting cut for using a word every fan and player has used is ridiculous. This country is getting softer by the minute. Thats why our kids get participating trophys even though they suck. Ridiculous. Lets start teaching people to have thicker skin and what the real world is all about. Good luck to janoris. Hope he lands with a playoff team now and gets the last laugh. As a lifelong giants fan i am disguted by this

  16. Can’t think of a clever name today….. says:
    December 13, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    I thought that Michael Vick’s history taught players they need to leave the hood behind or it will come back to bite them. Too bad it didn’t.

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    It didn’t teach Adrian Peterson. And he sure paid. With an entire season.

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