Rams already having trouble with Janoris Jenkins

Janoris Jenkins

Janoris Jenkins, the talented but troubled cornerback selected by the St. Louis Rams in the second round of the NFL draft, still hasn’t signed a contract. And a major hurdle will have to be cleared before he does.

Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports, who previously reported that the Rams and Jenkins weren’t seeing eye to eye over Jenkins’ failure to hire a financial adviser whom the Rams thought he needed, now reports that there’s another issue between the Rams and Jenkins: The Rams have proposed splitting Jenkins’ $3 million signing bonus into four annual payments of $750,000. That way, if Jenkins’ off-field problems surface again, the Rams can cut ties with him and only be on the hook for the amount they’ve already paid.

Unsurprisingly, Jenkins’ agent Malik Shareef is not on board with that idea. Jenkins wants his whole signing bonus to be paid upfront, as is ordinarily the case with a signing bonus.

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Jeff Fisher: Janoris Jenkins will be really good, really soon

Janoris Jenkins

Jeff Fisher was confident when the Rams drafted Janoris Jenkins that they got a good NFL cornerback, and he’s even more confident about that now. Fisher said on ESPN’s NFL 32 that the Rams did a tremendous amount of research into Jenkins — who was kicked off the Florida Gators football team after multiple arrests and was dropped on some teams’ draft boards because of character concerns — and that they heard universally good things about him. “It started with the 15-minute interview at the Combine, and then the visit where we had him for the day. Believe me, no one did more research,” Fisher said. Read more here…