Jenkins' restructured contact includes a two-year, $16.75 million extension that will keep him in New Orleans through 2022, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jenkins initially carried a $11.25 million cap hit for 2020, but the Saints were able to reduce that number with the extension and open up more cap space in the process. As a result, the remainder of his contract is now functionally a three-year, $27 million deal that includes $10.2 million guaranteed. Since all the guaranteed money is due in 2020, the Saints can cut Jenkins with no financial repercussions in 2021 or 2022 if his performance dips.
Jenkins and the Saints agreed on a re-structured contract Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
The specifics surrounding the new deal remain unclear, but with Jenkins set to count $11.25 million against the cap, the team found a way to create cap space. After the 31-year-old cornerback joined the Saints in Week 16, he started two of three games (including playoffs) and appears in line for a similar role again in 2020.
Jenkins recorded seven tackles (five solo) and an interception in just two appearances for New Orleans in 2019.
Jenkins was snagged off waivers by the Saints after the Giants cut him for using a slur on Twitter, and he appeared in two regular-season contests for New Orleans. He was solid in those contests, and he played an important role in the Saints' first-round playoff loss, recording eight tackles (three solo) and a forced fumble. He's under contract through 2021, though his $10.15M salary for 2020 is non-guaranteed, and the Saints could cleanly cut ties with him in the offseason. He has 23 career interceptions in eight NFL seasons (including five in 2019), and his proven track record may entice the organization to keep him around for the final year of his deal.
Jenkins produced five tackles (all solo) and an interception in the Saints' 42-10 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
Jenkins snagged his first interception as a member of the Saints, picking off Kyle Allen in the end zone just inside the two-minute mark of the contest. He should provide some solid depth and veteran leadership in New Orleans, especially as the team heads into the postseason.
Jenkins (ankle) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.
The 31-year-old wasn't practicing due to the ankle injury before being waived by the Giants last week, but he's now apparently recovered from the injury. Jenkins provides quality depth at cornerback for New Orleans behind starters Marshon Lattimore and Eli Apple.
Jenkins (ankle) was claimed off waivers by the Saints, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Jenkins will not be eligible to play in the Saints' Monday night matchup with the Colts, but he will join the team for the rest of the season after being waived by the Giants last week. Jenkins figures to slot in somewhere behind starting cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore and Eli Apple and see action in nickel and dime packages.
The Giants waived/injured Jenkins (ankle) on Friday, Michael Elsen of the team's official site reports.
Jenkins is nursing an ankle injury sustained during Monday's loss to the Eagles, the severity of which prevented him from practicing in any capacity this week. The Giants' decision to part ways with Jenkins stems from his inappropriate Twitter exchange with a fan earlier this week, which included the use of a slur. Coach Pat Shurmur said, "Obviously, what happened this week, and the refusal to acknowledge the inappropriate and offensive language, was the determining factor." Jenkins started 13 contests in New York this season, notching 54 tackles (45 solo), 14 defended passes and four interceptions.
Jenkins won't practice Wednesday as he receives treatment on his ankle, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.
Jenkins cleared concussion protocol to suit up in this past Monday's loss to the Eagles, playing 99 percent of defensive snaps and recording six tackles. There's no indication that the 31-year-old is in danger of missing Sunday's matchup against the Dolphins, and his practice status for the rest of the week should shed more light on the severity.
Jenkins cleared the league's five-step concussion protocol Friday.
Jenkins is set to draw his usual start at cornerback across from Deandre Baker against the Bears on Sunday. With Sterling Shepard and Nate Solder also having managed to clear the league's protocol for head injuries, the Giants will benefit from the return of multiple starters Week 12.
Jenkins (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Jenkins remains in the league's concussion protocol, per Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post, but he's expected to receive full clearance from an independent neurologist prior to Sunday's tilt against the Bears. If Jenkins is indeed able to retake the field Week 12, he'll draw his usual start at cornerback.
Jenkins (concussion) participated in Monday's practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
The bye week allowed Jenkins to progress through concussion protocol, although it's unsettled whether he's limited or at full speed. We may not know his true status until the Giants release their first injury report Wednesday, but Jenkins appears to have a good shot at playing Sunday against the Bears.
Coach Pat Shurmur believes Jenkins suffered a concussion during Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Jets, Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com reports.
Shurmur wasn't definitive in his diagnosis, but it sounds like Jenkins will be placed in concussion protocol. The Giants have a bye in Week 11, so he has two weeks two recover before a matchup against the Bears. Jenkins recorded four solo tackles and a pass breakup in this contest.
Jenkins recorded three tackles (all solo), an interception and a pass defensed across 63 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Lions.
Jenkins snagged his fourth interception of the season, which matches a season high dating back to his rookie season in 2012. There have been trade rumors floating around that include Jenkins' name, but for now, the veteran will shift his focus to Monday's showdown with the Cowboys.
Jenkins recorded four total tackles, three pass breakups and two interceptions in Sunday's 24-3 win over Washington.
Jenkins was on the field for 49 of 51 defensive snaps. The 30-year-old has seen a large role so far this season and had been relatively solid before Sunday, logging 17 total tackles and two pass breakups through the first three contests. Jenkins will look to build off Sunday's momentum against the Vikings in Week 5.
Jenkins recorded 70 tackles, fifteen passes defended, two interceptions and one forced fumble across 16 games with the Giants in 2018.
Jenkins played a full 16 game season for the first time since 2013. The 30-year-old managed to bounce back well from a disappointing 2017 campaign, falling just three tackles short of matching his career-best mark. Jenkins is signed with the G-Men through 2020.
Jenkins was a full participant in Friday's practice.
Jenkins left practice due to a family matter earlier this week, but his return to practice Friday seems to indicate that the cornerback's Week 2 status is not in jeopardy. Expect Jenkins to suit up against the Cowboys on Sunday.
Jenkins exited Thursday's practice due to what the Giants labeled as a family situation, Matt Lombardo of NJ.com reports.
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 of the Giants' official site reports.
Jenkins is already regarded as one of the better 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 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 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on March 11.
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