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Free Agent CB Janoris Jenkins Turns Down Rams 5 Year, 45 Million Contract

"Low-Balled" is a bit harsh here JJ.....

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A $9M average annual value would put JJ in the top 12 of NFL CBs per OTC. Maybe I'm being a homer, but that seems like a pretty fair offer. Then again, it's been clear since the end of the season that Jenkins wasn't going to be afraid to ruffle some feathers during the negotiation process.

Maybe this influenced the Rams thought process when considering using the franchise tag on fellow CB Trumaine Johnson. If the Rams decide to utilize the franchise tag on either Jenkins or Johnson, it will tie up $13.952M in salary for the one year pact.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to keep Tru and JJ together, but it'd be foolish of the Rams to drop close to $25M in 2016 for their starting CBs. Particularly when you consider that they have a replacement (E.J. Gaines) and young depth (Lamarcus Joyner) waiting in the wings.

This definitely throws a wrench into "Priority A" for Snead and Fisher.