The Janoris Jenkins roller coaster has been a wild one.
As soon as we began looking at the expiring contracts, all eyes immediately shifted to the secondary. The Instagram posts suggested it was going to be an ongoing story, but reports of a "lowball" offer drew a response from Janoris on Twitter soon thereafter.
At the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, Rams General Manager Les Snead said that re-signing the secondary was "Priority A."
Then with the tag deadline approaching, hype began building behind the Rams using the tag on CB Trumaine Johnson while Janoris changed agents. The Rams would ultimately offer a franchise tag to Johnson which he would sign. Meanwhile, word came out that Jenkins had turned down a five-year, $45m deal.
With all of that behind us, rumors were floating at the very edge of credible Twitter today that the Raiders could be in play for signing Janoris when free agency opens tomorrow at 4pm ET. Tonight though, a report from Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk could be slowing that hype down a bit:
There’s a building buzz in league circles that Jenkins will ultimately remain with the Rams, keeping him in place for at least another year with fellow cornerback Trumaine Johnson, who has received (and accepted) the franchise tag.
As always, anything from Florio can be taken with a gigantic grain of salt. He's hardly a reliable offer, and who knows what his "league sources" constitutes. Those sources could be from Jenkins' camp let alone from his new agency.
As it stands, Jenkins remains a Ram until 4pm ET tomorrow at which point...well, I'm assuming you have TST bookmarked. Stay with us tomorrow. It's gonna be a fun one.
(UPDATED by 3k at 11:34pm ET)
Mind at ease.. #Checmate— Mr.Pix6Sh*t/Clamps (@JjenkzLockdown) March 9, 2016
Might want to keep TST open in a tab all day tomorrow, friends.