The Jackrabbit has bounded back into the Giants locker room.
Pro Bowl cornerback Janoris Jenkins, suspended indefinitely last week after missing a practice and not communicating his absence to the team, was reinstated by Ben McAdoo on Tuesday after the two met earlier in the day. He is expected to practice with the team on Wednesday when they begin preparations for Sunday’s game against the 49ers and play in that contest as well.
Neither McAdoo nor Jenkins was available for comment on Tuesday.
Jenkins was the second cornerback suspended this season, following Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in early October.
Jenkins started six of the Giants’ first seven games, missing the Week 2 game against the Lions with an ankle injury. He has 24 tackles (21 solo) and an interception he returned 43 yards for a touchdown in the Giants’ only victory this season in Denver in Week 6.
Without Jenkins against the Rams, the Giants’ secondary was a mess and a big reason why the team allowed 51 points. At one point in the second quarter the Rams scored on touchdown passes of 52 and 67 yards in a span of three offensive snaps in an elapsed time of 2:08. It was the first time since the 1970 merger the Giants allowed two touchdowns of more than 50 yards apiece in such a short time span.
The Giants also allowed quarterback Jared Goff to throw four TD passes with only 22 passing attempts. The last quarterback with four scoring passes on 22 or fewer attempts against the Giants was Jim Hart of the St. Louis Cardinals on Oct. 28, 1973 (four TDs on 18 passes).
To make room for Jenkins on the active roster the Giants waived CB Tim Scott and DE Jordan Williams, both promoted from the practice squad last week. They also placed LB Nigel Harris (ribs) on injured reserve and signed LB Deontae Skinner off the Raiders’ practice squad.
Former Giants LB Kelvin Sheppard re-signed with the team on Tuesday after a workout earlier in the day. Sheppard played for the Giants last year and had 47 tackles but was not brought back during the offseason. Instead, he signed with the Bears but was cut at the end of their preseason. The Giants are thin at linebacker and could be without Jonathan Casillas (neck), B.J. Goodson (ankle) and Keenan Robinson (quad) on Sunday . . . CB Donte Deayon, who missed the Rams game with a rolled right ankle suffered in last Thursday’s practice, said he is already running and expects to practice and play this week.