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Meet this week’s Rams opponent: New York Giants

By in Press Enterprise on November 1, 2017

By Rich Hammond

The reunion between the Rams and cornerback Janoris Jenkins won’t take place Sunday morning.

Jenkins, the Rams’ top cornerback before he left via free agency after the 2015 season and signed with the New York Giants, won’t face his former team this week. It’s been a difficult season for the Giants, and it took another turn when they indefinitely suspended Jenkins for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

According to a report from ESPN, Jenkins did not show up to team headquarters Monday, the first day after the Giants’ bye week, and Coach Ben McAdoo said he didn’t hear from Jenkins until Tuesday.

“As a member of this team, there are standards and we have responsibilities and obligations,” McAdoo said in a statement. “When we don’t fulfill those obligations, there are consequences. As I have said before, we do not handle our team discipline publicly. There are times when it is unavoidable, and this is one of those times.”

Jenkins has been solid in six games this season, with one interception (which he returned for a touchdown), but probably not enough to justify the huge contract he signed with the Giants last year.

The Rams, at that time, chose to apply their franchise-player tag to fellow cornerback Trumaine Johnson and let Jenkins leave via free agency. Jenkins signed a five-year, $62.5 million deal with the Giants. Jenkins made the Pro Bowl last season, when he had three interceptions in 15 games.


McAdoo’s first season with the Giants hasn’t been simple. Not only is the team underachieving, with a 1-6 record, but the Giants also suspended cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie after he walked out of a team meeting, and they’ve lost receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall to injuries.

It’s been a relatively quick rise for McAdoo, 40, who was an NFL quarterbacks coach just […]    

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