ROSTER MOVES FOR GIANTS
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The reinstatement of cornerback Janoris Jenkins from suspension highlighted several roster moves made this morning by the Giants.
Jenkins, who was suspended indefinitely last week, did not play Sunday in the Giants’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Like fellow cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who was suspended last month, Jenkins was permitted to return to the team after a one-week absence.
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. The 2016 second-team All-Pro has 24 tackles (21 solo) and an interception he returned 43 yards for a touchdown in the Giants’ only victory this season, in Denver on Oct. 15.
Skinner, 6-1 and 240 pounds, 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.
In addition to his action with the Giants last season, Skinner played in seven games for the Miami Dolphins in 2014.
Williams was signed off the practice squad last Wednesday when he filled the roster spot created by Jenkins’ suspension. He made his Giants debut against the Rams and had two tackles (one solo).
Scott was also on the practice squad before he joined the roster on Saturday, when center Weston Richburg was placed on injured reserve. He made his NFL debuton Sunday, but had no statistics.
Harris was awarded to the Giants off waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 17. He played in two games for the Giants, and had one solo tackle.