Janoris Jenkins Sends Derogatory Tweet During Practice

Giants' Cornerback Was Out With An Ankle Injury

Brandon Contes
December 11, 2019 - 1:54 pm

Giants cornerback Janoris “Jackrabbit” Jenkins didn't practice Wednesday due to what the team is calling an ankle injury, but that didn’t stop him from finding the negative spotlight.

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While most of his teammates were on the field, Jenkins was responding to unhappy fans on Twitter and included a derogatory slur.

Wednesday was not the first time Jenkins made an offensive social media post, having also referred to a fan as a “retard” in a 2018 Instagram post.

Jackrabbit has been one of the few bright spots for Big Blue this season, at times playing like an elite corner. He made it a point to defend his season performance to critical fans, sharing statistics to prove the losing isn't his fault. Jenkins has not given up a touchdown since the Giants won in Tampa Bay Week 3 this season.

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur was informed of Jenkins' tweets after practice. “I was just made aware of the tweets," Shurmur said. "You shouldn’t be tweeting during practice.”

Losses have mounted for the disappointing Giants, who dropped their ninth consecutive game Monday night, tying a disastrous franchise record set in 1976. For a 2-11 team, you would expect Giants’ practice to be mundane midweek, but players have shown frustration as Big Blue continues to look like one of the worst teams in the NFL.

The second headline from this story is when did Jenkins injure his ankle? The Giants were off Tuesday and they did not list their high-priced cornerback as an injured player after Monday night’s loss in Philadelphia.

If Jenkins did suffer an injury against the Eagles, he likely played through it having been on the field for 98.9% of the Giants defensive snaps.