Janoris Jenkins explains leaving field early in Week 5 loss

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 08: New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) during the National Football League game between the New York Giants and the Los Angeles Chargers on October 8, 2017, at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)
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New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins thought his team’s Week 5 game against the Los Angeles Chargers this past Sunday was over when he left the field with two snaps remaining, according to Paul Schwartz of The New York Post.

Jenkins bolted for the locker room after Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers took his first knee with 38 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Giants head coach Ben McAdoo to stop the clock, but Jenkins did not expect timeout to be called.

“I didn’t expect the timeout to be called so I just walked in, everybody was going on the field, the game was over and I just went in,’’ said Jenkins after practice on Thursday.

McAdoo said that he and Jenkins would handle the matter internally. Jenkins said they had two conversations about the early exit.

“He came to me and asked me and I told him, we had a delightful talk and that was it,’’ said the defensive back. “It wasn’t nothing serious.’’

Jenkins also isn’t expecting any punishment for the incident.

“Just stick together,’’ said Jenkins when asked about the dire straits the Giants find themselves in at the moment. “We know adversity is gonna hit from all type of angles and just staying forced and being there for one another. We still together. There’s people that try to cause distractions but we keep our head together, stay tight and stay together.’’

New York has gotten off to an 0-5 start and lost three of its top four receivers for the season during its loss to Los Angeles this past weekend.

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