The Rams and Janoris Jenkins are engaged in discussions regarding a contract extension, according to Rand Getlin of NFL.com (on Twitter). Jenkins and his representatives would like to get a deal done with the Rams by the time the season starts, Getlin adds (link).
There’s optimism that a deal could happen between now and Week 1. If that doesn’t take place, then Jenkins would likely play out the season and re-visit his contract in January (link).
Jenkins, 26 (27 in October), has played in 45 games with 43 starts across the last three seasons for the Rams. Last season, Jenkins racked up 59 total tackles with five pass deflections, two interceptions, and two touchdowns. Jenkins also returned nine punts, taking them back for a total of 46 yards.
Last season, the advanced stats at Pro Football Focus (subscription required) cast Jenkins as a slightly below average cornerback. Jenkins’ overall score of -1.5 placed Jenkins as the No. 50 corner out of 108 eligible players. PFF has never been a fan of Jenkins over the course of his three year career., ranking him No. 61 in 2013 and No. 101 in his rookie year.