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Giants news, 12/5: A return to Giants for ‘Jackrabbit?’

Cap casualty or defensive cornerstone?

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Wednesday morning headlines.

Why Janoris Jenkins might have earned a New York Giants return in 2019

Do not be so quick to check out his 2019 salary ($10.1 million) and salary-cap hit ($14.75 million) and dismiss Janoris Jenkins as a viable returnee next season. Quality cornerbacks cost a ton and Jenkins qualifies. Plus, in somewhat of an upset, the head coach gets a kick out of him.

Jackrabbit is different, and it is clear Pat Shurmur gets him.

“He just competes and keeps the noise out, that’s it,’’ Shurmur said. “He’s a tough sucker and I appreciate his spirit, too, because he just keeps competing. Every once in a while people get beat, but he just keeps fighting, keeps competing. You’re all becoming well aware I’m fond of the competitive guys, and he’s a competitor.’’

How Pat Shurmur kept Giants locker room from quitting after 1-7 start to the season |
Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has kept his players together, playing hard, and coming back from injuries mid-game, despite the NFL Playoffs being a long-shot just one year after many veterans quit on his predecessor, Ben McAdoo.

How a personal chef gets the Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. to eat his veggies
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. plays like a superhero — but eats like a 10-year-old. His personal chef reveals how she’s weaning him off the kiddie menu.

Amani Toomer: Odell Beckham Jr could be so much better
New York Giants record-holder Amani Toomer likes what he sees out of star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., but he wants the fifth-season pass-catcher to rise even higher.

Will Kyle Lauletta's 'progress' eventually lead to playing in a game? - New York Giants Blog- ESPN
Lauletta at least dressed for a game Sunday, so the next step will be seeing his first NFL action, but it's uncertain when or if that will happen.

As Ravens' QB transition nears, Giants' plan still in limbo
Replacing an iconic QB is thorny business. But for reasons both within and beyond their control, the Giants' transition plan is as mysterious as ever.

As injuries mount, Giants keep score of who plays on
The New York Giants are just 4-8, but players are measuring their mettle on who gets up from injury and plays on through pain in a lost season.

The NFL wants to ‘modernize’ the punt, and it’s taking suggestions - The Washington Post
The league will consider changes to punt plays, including crowdsourced ideas, this offseason.

Redskins sacrificing playoff odds by not exploring Colin Kaepernick |
As Mark Sanchez fell flat on his face in a key MNF battle for Washington's playoff hopes, the team showed how far it was willing to go to not explore Colin Kaepernick.

Redskins 'discussed' Colin Kaepernick but he's not an option despite Mark Sanchez as QB, Reuben Foster claim -
It's pretty clear that the former star quarterback is never going to get another shot in the NFL