Giants reinstate Jenkins after 1-game suspension
- The New York Giants have reinstated starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins, ending his team-imposed suspension after just one game. It is the second such one-game suspension that the Giants have imposed on one of their starting cornerbacks this season, having done the same with Dominique Rodgers Cromartie in Week 6.
- The Giants secondary struggled in Jenkins’ absence, with Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, and Ross Cockrell posting game grades of 50.2, 38.1, and 36.4 respectively in the team’s 51-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Cockrell had a particularly tough day, allowing a passer rating of 151.2 into his coverage playing in place of Jenkins.
- Jenkins has been the Giants’ most impressive corner this season, having allowed a passer rating of 70.9 into his coverage which ranks 16th among 73 qualifying NFL cornerbacks through nine weeks. The Giants have opted to use him to shadow opposing No. 1 receivers in three games so far this season. In those games, Jenkins allowed a combined nine completions on 18 targets to Dez Bryant, Mike Evans, and Demaryius Thomas for a passer rating of 78.0.