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Janoris Jenkins Leaves Giants Practice Due To 'Family Situation'

September 13, 2018 - 3:28 pm
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By WFAN.com

Janoris Jenkins left Giants practice in a hurry Thursday due to what the team is saying is a "family situation."

A Giants spokesperson also said that the family situation was unrelated to the ongoing case involving Jenkins' brother William, who is awaiting trial on charges of aggravated manslaughter after Jenkins' friend Roosevelt Rene was found dead at the cornerback's home in Fair Lawn, New Jersey on June 26. Janoris was out of town at the time of the incident.

Jenkins was "visibly distraught" as he exited the Giants' facility Thursday, according to Tom Rock of Newsday. He was consoled by head coach Pat Shurmur before leaving, Rock reported.

The status of Jenkins is now up in the air ahead of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. He isn't injured, but the situation could leave the Giants without their top cornerback for a crucial clash with a divsional rival. If Jenkins is unable to go, expect to see a bit more of B.W. Webb and Antonio Hamilton. 

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Jenkins made a strong start to the season with seven tackles and an interception in the Giants' Week 1 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 29-year-old is in his third year of a five-year, $62.5 million contract.

In nine games last season, Jenkins had three interceptions -- two returned for touchdowns -- and 30 tackles. He also had three interceptions in his lone Pro Bowl season in 2016.