Janoris Jenkins
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On Monday, former receiver and current NFL Network analyst James Jones left out Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins in his top 10 cornerback rankings. Jenkins commented on the snub in a pair of tweets the next day.

If recent events are any indication, some New York Giants may be adjusting their television packages to leave out NFL Network.

Two weeks after defensive tackle Damon Harrison expressed discontent over his exclusion in the Top 100 Players of 2018, cornerback Janoris Jenkins has taken issue with an article written by former receiver and current NFL Network analyst James Jones.

Published on NFL.com on Monday, Jones gives his personal rankings of the ten best cornerbacks in the league. Not only does the list, headlined by Xavier Rhodes of the Minnesota Vikings, fail to feature Jenkins, but the cornerback nicknamed “Jackrabbit” doesn’t even get a nod in the “just missed” column.

Jenkins called the NFL out in two Tuesday tweets, expressing displeasure in PG-13 fashion, even implying he would give any NFL Network reporters the “Marshawn Lynch treatment”, referring to the running back’s penchant for giving brief, repetitive answers in interviews.


Jenkins’ anger is understandable, especially considering what he was able to accomplish in a shortened year. Within the first five games of the season, Jenkins was matched with opposing receivers Dez Bryant, Alshon Jeffery, Mike Evans, and Keenan Allen.

Combined, this elite group of receivers had just six receptions for 103 yards and no touchdowns when Jenkins was assigned to them.

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Jenkins also returned two interceptions for touchdowns last season, including a score in the Giants’ Thanksgiving game in Washington on the play that ended his season.

An ankle injury, suffered as he tackled when he reached the end zone, as well as a one-game suspension for violation of the team rules in October, cost him six games. He missed one more game in September due to another injury, limiting him to a career-low nine games.

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Jenkins, 29, ranked 54th in last season’s Top 100, earning All-Pro honors after signing a five-year, $62.5 million deal with the Giants last offseason.

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