While its tough to maintain an edge when you're getting trounced, one former Pro Bowler believes New York's lack of competitiveness had something to do with the team's stance with McAdoo.
McAdoo can't totally be faulted for his team's struggles, as the Giants have endured an inordinate amount of injuries to key players this season.
Initially, head coach Ben McAdoo said the absence had been excused, but later acknowledged he lied to the media as he worked to gain more facts. It was the second veteran cornerback suspended in three weeks. He sat out Sunday's blowout loss to the Rams as punishment. Defensive end Jordan Williams and defensive back Tim Scott were waived. In their first post-bye practice, Jenkins was one of three players (along with Paul Perkins and Eli Apple) not present.
In addition to reinstating Jenkins, the Giants also announced that linebacker Deontae Skinner has been re-signed after a brief stint on the Oakland Raiders practice squad.
In six games this season, Jenkins has 24 tackles (2 solo) with 6 pass deflections, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, and 1 defensive touchdown.