The Pro Bowl player has 24 tackles and one interception, which he returned 43 yards for a touchdown this season. It was the most points NY had allowed at home since 1964, and its 1-7 start to the season is its worst since starting 1-8 in 1980. Jenkins failed to notify the Giants of his whereabouts and thus was suspended by Ben McAdoo.
The Giants on Tuesday announced they have reinstated the cornerback from a brief suspension.
During halftime of "Sunday Night Football", NBC's Rodney Harrison suggested the Giants do not respect their head coach.
"As a member of this team, there are standards and we have responsibilities and obligations", McAdoo said in a statement last week. But still, given how poorly this season has gone, it wouldn't be shocking to see NY move on to a new coach in this offseason. Jenkins did not play in the 51-17 loss to the Rams and lost $758,823 - one game check off his 2017 base salary of $12.9 million. The Giants are 1-7 this season.More news: CVS Health Lurches Lower on Earnings Results
Jenkins, 29, was a key free-agent acquisition past year.
The Giants also re-acquired linebacker Deontae Skinner, who was most recently on the Raiders' practice squad.
Jenkins, 29, recorded an interception for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos on October 15 and has 24 tackles in six games this season.