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Giants indefinitely suspend cornerback Janoris Jenkins

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The New York Giants are in the midst of a disappointing season, and it has taken another discouraging turn as the team has suspended Pro Bowl cornerback Janoris Jenkins indefinitely due to not returning to the team on time from the bye week.

This marks the second time in the last three weeks that the Giants have suspended one of their defensive backs. New York also disciplined fellow veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie with an indefinite suspension for violating team rules after he was informed that he would be benched due to what he did in the loss against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5.

Jenkins has quickly become the team’s top cornerback in his second year with the team after inking a five-year, $62.5 million deal with the team in March 2016 following his first four seasons with the Rams. This resulted in him earning his first Pro Bowl nod and Second-Team All-Pro selection last season.

The loss of Jenkins could be a major blow in the Giants’ Week 9 matchup against the revamped Rams’ offense that is currently second in the league with 30.3 points per game. Meanwhile, New York has struggled defensively, ranking 24th overall and 22nd against the pass this season.