Jenkins (ankle) has shown consistent ability to mirror his receivers during spring workouts, John Schmeelk reports.
Jenkins is already established as one of the best cornerbacks in the league, so his ability to dominate in offseason practices isn't surprising. However, it's significant in the fact that Jenkins is bouncing back from ankle surgery, as his mere participation in drills suggests the 2016 All-Pro CB has since received clearance from the Giants medical staff. As long as he remains healthy through the end of the summer, Jenkins is poised to enter the 2018 campaign as the team's undisputed top cover man. In the nine games he played during the 2017 season, Jenkins racked up 31 tackles, nine pass breakups, three interceptions and one forced fumble.
Jenkins (ankle) recently tweeted that he is healthy.
Jenkins had an estimated three-month recovery timetable when he underwent ankle surgery in late November. Now more than four months removed from the procedure, he should be available in some capacity for the Giants' offseason program. Jenkins had some rough moments while playing through nagging ankle and hand injuries last season, but he did pick off three passes -- returning two for touchdowns -- in nine games. The 29-year-old is locked in as the Giants' top cornerback, with 2016 first-round pick Eli Apple a tentative favorite for the other starting gig. The team released Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie on March 11.
Jenkins, who was placed on injured reserve after undergoing ankle surgery earlier Wednesday in Charlotte, will face a three-month recovery timetable, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
That puts Jenkins on track to enter the Giants' offseason program at full strength heading into the third year of his five-year, $62.5 million pact with New York. Though his solid coverage skills in 2016 keyed the Giants' defensive turnaround, Jenkins regressed in his second season with the team while playing through the ankle injury the past two months and missing one game due to a team-imposed suspension. He'll wrap up the campaign with 31 tackles, nine pass breakups, three interceptions, a forced fumble and two touchdowns across nine contests.
Jenkins (ankle) will be placed on injured reserve Wednesday, ending his season, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Jenkins will also undergo surgery Wednesday on the ankle, which has been bothering him for about two months.
Jenkins becomes the 18th Giants player to land on IR and the second cornerback in three days after Donte Deayon (forearm) was shut down for the season Monday. After turning in an impressive inaugural campaign with the Giants in 2016, Jenkins' coverage suffered while he battled the injury for most of the current season, though he still managed three interceptions and nine pass breakups in nine games. His absence the rest of the way should translate to more snaps for the likes of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Ross Cockrell and Eli Apple.
Jenkins (ankle) will meet with doctors Monday and could require season-ending surgery, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.
Jenkins was spotted in a walking boot following the Giants' loss to the Redskins on Thursday after aggravating the ankle injury that has been bothering him for the better part of two months. Though he's only missed two games this season -- one of which was due to a team-imposed suspension -- Jenkins' play has been impacted by the injury, which compromises his ability to cut and change direction. Even if Jenkins opts to forgo surgery and play the Giants' final five games of the season, he'll likely require surgery for the ankle at some point during the offseason.
|2012||St. Louis Rams||15||73||64.0||9||0||4||150||37.5||41||3||14|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||61||55.0||6||1||1||5||5.0||5||0||14|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||14||59||55.0||4||0||2||124||62.0||99||2||5|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||15||64||56.0||8||0||3||0||0.0||0||0||16|
|2016||New York Giants||15||49||44.0||5||1||3||26||8.7||23||0||18|
|2017||New York Giants||9||31||27.0||4||0||3||113||37.7||53||2||9|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||15||9||1||46||5.1||14||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||14||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||15||1||0||5||5.0||5||0||0|
|2016||New York Giants||15||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||9||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||15||3||0||0||0||1||2||1||1|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||14||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||15||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Giants||15||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||9||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|