Veteran cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been placed on waivers by the New York Giants, but Adam Schefter doesn’t expect him to stay unemployed.
The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to be among the teams vying for the services of recently released cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Unfortunately for K.C., other teams are also expected to be intrigued enough to make a waiver claim as well.
ESPN reporter Adam Schefter says the Chiefs and Texans are two of the contenders who should have an interest in Jenkins after his release from the New York Giants becomes official and the waiver period is over on Monday afternoon.
Jenkins recently drew fire for calling someone an offensive slur on Twitter. In response, Jenkins refused to apologize for writing the word and even tried to create context for it, saying it was normal for him. From there, the Giants decided to go ahead and cut ties with the veteran despite the fact that he’s enjoying a good year for the team. In response, Jenkins sounded excited about the move away from the Giants, who have only two wins on the season.
Best news ever.. Thank you
— JackRabbit2.0 (@JjenkzLockdown) December 13, 2019
Jenkins has been nursing a sprained ankle, so any team that claims him needs to keep that in mind. He also comes with the baggage of the aforementioned statement and his ensuing response, so any team importing Jenkins needs it to consider any potential fires from that angle as well.
For the Chiefs, the addition of Jenkins would go a long way toward providing more talent and security both for the stretch run and next season. The Chiefs have only Charvarius Ward and Rashad Fenton under contract in 2020 and beyond. Even this year, Fenton and Morris Claiborne are missing at corner, giving the Chiefs only a few healthy options against the Broncos.