The Giants haven't provided any additional details on the matter, so it's uncertain if the cornerback will rejoin the team for practice Friday or travel to Texas ahead of Sunday's game against the Cowboys. After a disappointing 2017 campaign that ended in late November when he required ankle surgery, Jenkins opened the current season on a promising note. He finished the Giants' Week 1 loss to the Jaguars with seven tackles, an interception and an additional pass breakup.
Jenkins recorded seven tackles (five solo), two passes defensed and an interception across 62 defensive snaps in Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Jaguars.
Jenkins was a bit of a letdown in 2017, in large part due to an ankle injury which cost him six games. However, Jenkins looked like the 2016 version of himself Sunday, saving a touchdown and nearly snagging two interceptions on the day.
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.
|7||10/22/18||@ ATL||8:15 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/18||@ SF||8:15 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|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|
|2018||New York Giants||6||28||22.0||6||0||2||29||14.5||29||0||5|
|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|
|2018||New York Giants||6||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|
|2018||New York Giants||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|