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Giants reinstate cornerback Janoris Jenkins following one-week suspension

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The New York Giants have reinstated cornerback Janoris Jenkins from suspension.

The Giants announced the move Tuesday, one of several the team made after its 51-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams highlighted several roster moves.

Jenkins was suspended indefinitely last week for missing a workout on Monday and not informing head coach Ben McAdoo that he would be absent.

McAdoo originally said that Jenkins’ absence was excused. He later rescinded that statement and suspended the Pro Bowl cornerback. It was the second veteran cornerback the team had suspended in three weeks. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie also served a one-week suspension for a violation of team rules last month.

Without Jenkins in the lineup during Sunday’s loss, the Giants allowed five pass plays of more than 30 yards, and their secondary looked lost and out of sync.

The Giants re-acquired linebacker Deontae Skinner, who was with the team earlier in the season and was most recently on the Oakland Raiders’ practice squad.

Three players who were on the field Sunday were removed from the roster. Defensive end Jordan Williams and defensive back Tim Scott were waived. Both were signed off the Giants’ practice squad last week. Linebacker Nigel Harris (ribs) was placed on injured reserve.

Jenkins started six of the Giants’ first seven games, missing the Sept. 24 Monday night game vs. Detroit with an ankle injury. He has 24 tackles and an interception he returned 43 yards for a touchdown in the Giants’ win in Denver.

Skinner played in four of the Giants’ final five games in 2016 and had six special teams tackles. He was waived on Sept. 2, re-signed on Sept. 28, and was inactive for the Giants’ game in Tampa Bay on Oct. 1. Skinner was released again on Oct. 4 and signed to the Raiders’ practice squad on Oct. 10.

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