Peter King expected Patriots to trade for Janoris Jenkins
Peter King expected the New England Patriots to make a move on New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, but this was not the case. NFL teams made a lot of different moves before the trade deadline. Some of the more notable moves included receivers. The Philadelphia Eagles were able to acquire a Golden Tate from the Detroit Lions. Meanwhile, The Denver Broncos sent Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans. The Giants already traded away two starters on the defensive side of the ball, and it seemed like they were poised to move Jenkins as well.
“I thought that the Patriots might go get Janoris Jenkins. And I think the Giants really wanted to move Janoris Jenkins. But, there was nobody out there who was going to take that money off their hands,” said King on the Dan Patrick Show this week.
The Patriots have reportedly been looking to add another premiere wide receiver to their roster. Apparently they’ve had some difficulty with Josh Gordon lately, as the teamed threatened to bench him for the first quarter of their last game against the Buffalo Bills. However, it appears they weren’t able to pull together a desirable deal to bring in the kind of help they wanted.
Janoris Jenkins is a seventh year veteran who is in his third year with the Giants. He made one Pro Bowl back in 2016 during his first season in New York, but hasn’t maintained the same quality sense. The Patriots will face an elite quarterback in Aaron Rodgers this week, so they’ll have to hope their current defensive personnel is enough.