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Janoris Jenkins claimed on waivers by New Orleans Saints

Jackrabbit joins Eli Apple

Green Bay Packers v New York Giants Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Janoris Jenkins, waived/injured by the New York Giants on Friday after making insensitive remarks on Twitter, was claimed on Monday by the New Orleans Saints, per multiple reports.

That means that the Saints pick up the remaining portion of Jenkin’s five-year, $62 million contract. That equals $1.2 million this season, which will be credited back to the Giants’ 2019 cap.

Jenkins has $11.25 remaining on his contract next season, but that money is not guaranteed. The Giants will carry $3.5 million in dead money next season due to the Jenkins’ contract.

With the Saints facing the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football, Jenkins will officially become a Saint on Tuesday.

Jenkins joins former Giants cornerback Eli Apple, who was traded by the Giants to New Orleans a season ago.

The Saints are 10-3 entering Monday’s game.

The Giants had only six inactive players for Sunday’s game because the waiving of Jenkins did not technically go into effect until Monday.