So, not surprisingly, the Giants first moves of this young free agency period come on the defensive side of the ball. First they brought back their one-handed pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul on a one year deal, and today they went out and addressed the secondary.
When Giants finalize deal for former Rams CB Janoris Jenkins, it's expected to be for five-years, $62.5 million, per source.
Janoris Jenkins was not pursued by the Rams this off season after they opted to re-sign Trumaine Johnson instead. The decision to keep Johnson over Jenkins becomes a simple one after looking at this stat:
— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) March 9, 2016
However, one man's trash is another man's treasure, and Giants' defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo will now get to coach Jenkins on a 5 year, $62.5 million contract.
The only other solid corners on the Giants roster to play across from Jenkins would be Prince Amukamara – who is also a free agent – and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
It would appear the Giants severely overpaid for Jenkins, who may be the top corner on the market in what is a weak class of defensive backs. I guess as long as they have somebody to cover Dez Bryant, right?
Why was Dez Bryant so open on this play? Giants new CB Janoris Jenkins was covering him. pic.twitter.com/IqgAnrXyKQ
— CowboysTalkLine (@CowboysTalkLine) March 9, 2016
Oh. Better luck next time, Big Blue. Click here to keep up with all of the league's free agent signings!