New York Giants’ cornerback Janoris Jenkins suffered hand and ankle injuries in the season opener. He had been a participant in practice all week, but now James Kratch is reporting that he has been downgraded to “questionable” on the eve of the Giants’ game against the Detroit Lions.
The Lions’ offense is much healthier and diverse than what the Giants saw when the two teams met at the end of the 2016 season. With the return of running backs Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick, as well as the addition of wide receiver Kenny Golladay, the passing offense has far more weapons.
If Jackrabbit can not play, it puts the Giants in a tight spot. However, the Giants do cornerback Michael Hunter back healthy, and Jerry Reese made what now appears to be a fortuitous trade for Ross Cockrell. Johnson was one of the stars of the Giants’ offseason program, appearing to make something of a leap in his second year. Meanwhile Cockrell is regarded as a dependable corner who has plenty of starting experience with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Along with the injuries to, and status of, Odell Beckham Jr. and Bobby Hart, the status of Jenkins bears watching as well.