Jenkins had only one assist against the Packers Sunday. Jenkins wraps up a strong 2016 season after proving to be one of the top cover corners in the league. The Giants payed a heavy price for him in free agency, but so far he's been well worth it.
Jenkins (back) was removed from the Giants' injury report and is set to play in Sunday's wild-card playoff game against the Packers. Despite being limited in practice this week, Jenkins will play through a sore back in an effort to help his Giants defense contain Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.
Coach Ben McAdoo indicated Jenkins (back) would be limited in practice throughout the week, ESPN reports. It seems likely he'll be able to play in his first career playoff game against the Packers, however. Jenkins was voted into the Pro Bowl, so he's obviously a key piece for the Giants secondary against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. We'll know more about his status for Sunday as the week goes on.
Jenkins is experiencing soreness in his back, ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports. While Jenkins was held out of the second half of Sunday's victory over the Redskins, it isn't clear if he'd aggravated the back injury that prevented him from playing in last week's game against the Eagles. Until further light is shed on his situation, Jenkins can't be considered certain to be ready in time for the playoffs.
Jenkins (back) is active for Sunday's game in Washington. After practicing in a limited capacity all week, Jenkins should handle his normal duties as the Giants' No. 1 cornerback. On the other side of the coin, the team is locked into the fifth seed on the NFC side of the playoff bracket, meaning Jenkins could be pulled early if the Redskins jump out to an early lead. If the preceding comes to pass, rookie Eli Apple could receive a decent amount of run in the secondary for the second week in a row.