Report: Former Giants CB Janoris Jenkins could join playoff contender soon

By Matt Johnson
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Just days after he celebrated his release from the New York Giants, cornerback Janoris Jenkins could reportedly have even more reason to celebrate this week.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jenkins is expected to be back on the field next week and could reportedly land with a playoff contender.

If Jenkins clears waivers on Monday after the Giants waived/injured him with an ankle injury, he’d then land on the team’s injured reserve. According to the report, New York would immediately waive him off of it, putting the 31-year-old cornerback on waivers once again.

In this event, he could then potentially draw interest from teams like the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs. The Texans have been particularly aggressive in their efforts to add talent at cornerback, trading for Gareon Conley and claiming Vernon Hargreaves.

Jenkins played in 13 games this season for the Giants. While he gave up plenty of big plays, he also recorded four interceptions and 14 pass deflections. Any team that claims him would owe him nearly $1.2 million over the next two weeks and would be responsible for his $11.25 million salary next season.