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Janoris Jenkins returns, Giants shuffle roster

Deontae Skinner also back, three players dropped

NFL: New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Janoris Jenkins is back with the New York Giants. The team announced Tuesday morning that Jenkins’ suspension for being AWOL from practice last Monday when the team returned from its bye week has been lifted.

A defense that surrendered 51 points and five pass plays of more than 30 yards to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday can certainly use the help. A Pro Bowl player in 2016, Jenkins is the Giants’ best cornerback.

Jenkins, of course, was the second Giants’ cornerback suspended this season. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie also sat out for a game earlier this year.

Other roster moves

The Giants did a fairly significant amount of roster shuffling on Tuesday.

To make room for Jenkins, the team waived cornerback Tim Scott. The rookie had been added to the roster from the practice squad last week to provide depth with Jenkins suspended and Donte Deayon dealing with an ankle injury.

The Giants also waived defensive end Jordan Williams, also promoted from the practice squad last week, and put linebacker Nigel Harris on IR with a rib injury. Harris was picked up on waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 17.

Linebacker Deontae Skinner, who was with the Giants earlier in the season, has been added to the 53-man roster. He had been on the practice squad of the Oakland Raiders.

There still appears to be one spot available on the 53-man roster.