According to Paul Schwartz of the NY Post, “don’t be so quick” to think NY Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins will be a cap casualty this offseason.
Jenkins has a cap hit of $14.5 million next season and the team can save $7.5 million by releasing him.
But Schwartz states Jenkins’ connection with head coach Pat Shurmur and the expense of a good cornerback as reasons to why he may return to the team next season.
Jenkins has been praised for his play the last few weeks, as he made the game-ending pass breakup on Sunday vs the Chicago Bears.
He told the media this week that he had surgery in the offseason that hampered him in the beginning of the season, adding that he’s felt better of late, resulting in better play on the field.
With the emergence of Grant Haley, the Giants have something to build on heading into 2019 in their secondary.