UPDATE 12/13, 10:26 p.m. ET: Janoris Jenkins has been released by the New York Giants after he insulted a fan on social media. After the news broke, Jenkins took to Twitter to write, "Best news ever.. Thank you."
Best news ever.. Thank you— JackRabbit2.0 (@JjenkzLockdown) December 13, 2019
“Obviously, what happened this week, and the refusal to acknowledge the inappropriate and offensive language, was the determining factor," Giants coach Pat Shurmur said of Jenkins' release, Adam Schefter reports.
Giants’ HC Pat Shurmur on the release of CB Janoris Jenkins: “Obviously, what happened this week, and the refusal to acknowledge the inappropriate and offensive language, was the determining factor.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 13, 2019
See original story below.
Jenkins wasn't practicing on Wednesday morning because he's nursing an ankle injury, which seemingly gave him time to scroll through social media. Jenkins tried to show his effectiveness by tweeting out his stats, but one fan found this irrelevant considering the Giants' atrocious record.
"I can only do my job.. retard," Jenkins responded.
Coach Pat Shurmur caught wind of the tweet just before he was set to address the media, and he made it clear that he wasn't pleased with Jenkins' antics when asked about the tweet and his injury.
"I was just made aware of it as I was going through the injury report," Shurmur said. "He shouldn't be tweeting during practice."
In the tweet, Jenkins was attempting to highlight how valuable he is to the team, which he spoke to earlier this month during the team's loss to the Green Bay Packers. Like his comment on Twitter, his remarks about the defensive coordinator James Bettcher at the time, led to backlash from the Giants coaching staff.
"I’m the only one in the league that don’t travel no more," Jenkins said, suggesting that he should be following the opposing team's top receiver to either side of the formation. "I don’t understand why. I was traveling other years."
Jenkins had a meeting with the coaching staff following these comment, and was then moved to nickel for the Giants' game against the Eagles.