The New York Giants waived starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins on Friday morning after speculative comments made during the week. After interacting with a fan via Twitter and using a derogatory word, head coach Pat Shurmur spoke with the defender regarding his actions.
Jenkins didn’t seem to care for Shurmur’s opinion, virtually begging to be cut after numerous losing seasons and tough outings this year. The Giants will now move in a different direction at the position, with first-round pick Deandre Baker and Supplemental Draft pick Sam Beal both fighting to earn starting roles.
The #Giants have officially moved on, waiving/injured CB Janoris Jenkins. He called a fan on Twitter a slur, then refused to apologize for it.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 13, 2019
Losing Jenkins will surely hurt the defense, but the Giants have not set a standard for discipline, letting players run rampant and say inauspicious things without consequence.
General manager Dave Gettleman finally made the decision to make an example of someone. Unfortunately, it had to be one of the best defenders on the team.
After Jenkins was released, he once again took to Twitter to say a less than meaningful goodbye to his former team.
Best news ever.. Thank you
— JackRabbit2.0 (@JjenkzLockdown) December 13, 2019