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Giants reinstate Jenkins after 1-game suspension

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 18: Janoris Jenkins #20 of the New York Giants runs in a 65-yard touchdown during second quarter against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium on September 18, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • 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.

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