Saints Extend CB Janoris Jenkins

Janoris Jenkinsrenegotiated contract is actually an extension. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that the Saints have signed the cornerback to a two-year, $16.75MM extension.

Effectively, this turns the veteran’s deal into a three-year, $27MM pact, with the entirety of the $10.2MM in guaranteed money coming in 2020. As Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football tweets, Jenkins basically has a pair of option years. The organization can keep him for a $10MM base salary and $1.2MM roster bonus in 2021, and they can keep him for a $5.25MM base salary and $500K roster bonus in 2022.

This isn’t a very surprising move, although there was some thought that the Saints may look to push their financial commitment to future years. Instead, the two sides apparently reached a compromise; Jenkins would get his money in 2020, and the Saints would have the flexibility to keep him in 2021 and 2022.

The 31-year-old was claimed off waived by the Saints from the Giants back in December. He ended up being productive during his New Orleans cameo; he had seven tackles, two passes defended, and one interception in two regular season games, and he added eight tackles and one forced fumble in the Saints’ playoff loss to the Vikings.

Next season, Jenkins is projected to start for the Saints opposite Marshon Lattimore.

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8 comments on “Saints Extend CB Janoris Jenkins

  1. Ironman_4life

    He would still be a Giant if butthurt buttjammers were not offended by a universal word.

    • DarkSide830

      no, a blatantly offensive word. free speech or not, shame on him for saying it.

      • rocky7

        Agreed…his comment wasn’t anything but offensive and he needed to be held accountable. And frankly, his play not only this season but last, didn’t live up to the contract. He had too many games where one game he played well, the next not so.
        There probably was a high probability that he would have been a tough cut just based on performance vs money. While the Saints can afford him, the Giants simply couldn’t.

          • rocky7

            Guess you don’t recall all those plays where you read his number on the back of his jersey chasing a receiver with the ball he was covering…LOL
            Couldn’t afford him socially, nor performance wise! LOL

    • Lars MacDonald

      The NY situation was bad all-around. JJ seemed to have a bad attitude all that year. He was constantly creating drama and problems. But, the word he used is only “blatantly offensive” (vs. not cool) because the PC Woke Snowflake Cancel Culture have deemed it so. He shouldn’t have texted it and his “apology” wasn’t great either. But, the media outrage and being cut for saying a bad word was really stupid too.
      Maybe NYC wasn’t the best place for him to play.

      • cka2nd

        “Retard” has been an offensive word for at least 30 years, a word that people have been trying to move away from since at least the 1980’s. On the other hand, as a union man and believer in “progressive discipline,” I sure as hell wouldn’t cut someone for a first-time use of the word.

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