Janoris Jenkins DB STL 10 Days

The Rams are "counting on" CB Janoris Jenkins to emerge as their No. 1 corner.

Jenkins was easily the Rams' top corner last season, but with Cortland Finnegan now out of town, they're relying even more heavily on the gifted third-year player. Jenkins was an immediate difference maker as a rookie, but fell off some last season. He allowed seven touchdowns and a passer rating of 115.3. The Rams need Jenkins and fellow CB Trumaine Johnson to elevate their play in 2014.

Janoris Jenkins DB STL 7 Months

Rams LCB Janoris Jenkins (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

He didn't practice on Friday, further upgrading an already-cake matchup for Drew Brees. Jenkins has been St. Louis' top cornerback throughout the year.

Janoris Jenkins DB STL Nov 11 '12

Rams second-round pick Janoris Jenkins was a healthy scratch in Week 10 due to a violation of team rules.

Jenkins donned street clothes on the sideline, along with Chris Givens, another rookie who was suspended for the game for the same reasons. It's believed Jenkins and Givens simply didn't show up to last Tuesday's practice, coming off St. Louis' bye week. Bradley Fletcher for Jenkins, with rookie Trumaine Johnson at nickel back. Danny Amendola replaced Givens at wide receiver.

Janoris Jenkins DB STL Oct 17 '12

Rams RCB Janoris Jenkins (back) did not participate in practice on Wednesday.

No injury was disclosed after Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, which is typical with Jeff Fisher-run teams. The second-round rookie and ex-Florida Gator started out red-hot with the rest of the St. Louis pass defense, but Jenkins gave up a head-scratching touchdown in Week 6, where he let Fins WR Marlon Moore run right by him for a 29-yard score. We'll know more on Jenkins' status later this week.

Janoris Jenkins DB STL Oct 11 '121 Comment

Rams CB Janoris Jenkins is expected to take over as the primary punt returner with Danny Amendola (collarbone) sidelined.

Impressing in coverage as a rookie starter, Jenkins leads the team with nine pass breakups. He had a sterling 21.7 average with a school-record three touchdowns on 18 punt returns at North Alabama last season.

Janoris Jenkins DB STL Aug 09 '12

The Rams official website confirms second-round CB Janoris Jenkins has a firm grasp on the starting job opposite Corland Finnegan.

"Janoris Jenkins continues to impress out here," said assistant head coach Dave McGinnis. Jenkins has been one of the most consistent players in camp, regardless of position. The Rams pass defense should be much improved after their turn as fantasy star-makers in 2011.

Janoris Jenkins DB STL Aug 01 '121 Comment

Appearing on SportsCenter Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter singled out Rams second-round CB Janoris Jenkins as one of the most impressive rookies around NFL training camps.

"Through a week of training camp, Janoris Jenkins has flashed Pro Bowl potential," stated Schefter. "He's looked like a natural corner, like he can man that position. Has looked like a difference maker at the cornerback spot, like a future Pro Bowl player. The Rams are very excited about what they've seen from their young cornerback so far." If Jenkins keeps his head on straight, he could lock down left cornerback in St. Louis long term.

Janoris Jenkins DB STL Jul 24 '121 Comment

Rams agreed to terms with No. 39 overall pick CB Janoris Jenkins on a four-year contract.

The financial details are not yet available, but the deal surely includes significant protective language for the Rams. One of the draft's most gifted but troubled talents, Jenkins could immediately emerge as a starter opposite RCB Cortland Finnegan if he's truly moved beyond his myriad off-the-field issues. He'll be a player to monitor closely in Rams camp.

Janoris Jenkins DB STL Jul 18 '12

The agent for Janoris Jenkins has reportedly balked at St. Louis' offer of a four-year, $5 million rookie deal with a $3 million signing bonus because he is "concerned about how he will be viewed by other potential clients."

In other words, agent Malik Shareef is more concerned with his own well being than that of Jenkins. The story written by Yahoo's Jason Cole has an obvious team-biased slant, but it also sounds like the Rams' contract proposal is fair, considering Jenkins' off-field history. The Rams want the signing bonus split over four seasons to protect themselves "against Jenkins not panning out."

Janoris Jenkins DB STL Jul 07 '12

The player rep for unsigned second-round pick Janoris Jenkins denies that he's in a serious contract dispute with the Rams.

The sides are reportedly sparring over a pre-draft verbal agreement that Jenkins would hire a business manager of coach Jeff Fisher's choosing. "At no point before, during or after the (draft) was there ever any promise from us to the Rams that Janoris would hire a specific financial advisor," Jenkins' rep said. "Janoris is happy with his situation, happy with his coaches and is ready and focused on preparing for his first NFL training camp." There's clearly some holdup with Jenkins' contract, but it should be resolved before camp.