Janoris Jenkins questionable vs Lions

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 10: Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) dives for a pass with New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) defending during the Sunday Night NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants on September 10, 2017 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. (Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire)
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The New York Giants have downgraded defensive back Janoris Jenkins to questionable for their Week 2 matchup against the Detroit Lions on Monday night due to injuries to both his hand and ankle, according to James Kratch of NJ Advance Media.

Should Jenkins be unable to go, this would be a huge blow to a Giants team that is in serious need of a win after a 19-3 Week 1 loss at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday.

The 28-year-old registered one tackle in that game.

The Giants signed Jenkins to a five-year, $62.5 million contract in March 2016, and the cornerback got his tenure in New York off to a great start, making the Pro Bowl last season after registering 49 tackles, a sack, three interceptions and 18 passes defended.

Jenkins, who played his college football at the University of Florida and the University of Northern Alabama, was originally selected by the St. Louis Rams in the second round (39th pick overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

He had a monster rookie campaign for the Rams that consisted of four defensive touchdowns, three coming by way of interceptions and the other resulting from a fumble recovery. Jenkins finished with 73 tackles, four interceptions and 14 passes defended that year.

Two years later, Jenkins added two more defensive touchdowns to his resume, taking two picks back to the house.

Amazingly enough, the Pahokee, Fl. native never made the Pro Bowl during his time with the Rams, making him one of the more underappreciated players in the league over his first four seasons.

The Giants will host the Lions at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday evening.

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