The Giants have cut CB Janoris Jenkins, the team announced on Friday.
Specifically, he was waived/injured.
"This was an organizational decision," head coach Pat Shurmur said. "From ownership to management to our football operations, we felt it was in the best interests of the franchise and the player. Obviously, what happened this week, and the refusal to acknowledge the inappropriate and offensive language, was the determining factor."
After being cut, Jenkins tweeted "Best news ever.. Thank you"
Best news ever.. Thank you- JackRabbit2.0 (@JjenkzLockdown) December 13, 2019
Jenkins had an inappropriate Twitter exchange with a fan earlier this week, calling him a "retard." He then gave an insincere apology before basically retracting the apology.
"Because I really didn't see nothing so bad with it," he said, "you know what I'm saying, until people like y'all just started picking it up, making stories. So I just decided to apologize."
Regarding why he used the word in the first place, Jenkins said "Where I'm from, we use all kind of words for slang. If it offends anybody I'm sorry. It's a culture that I grew up in, where I'm from. If you don't know, it's a hood thing or whatever."
Had this incident not occurred, the Giants would've cut Jenkins in February, reported SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, who said the team tried to trade him at the deadline but found no takers.
Jenkins' cap hit for 2020 in what was the final year of his deal was going to be $14.75 million -- cutting him clears $11.25 million of that off the books.