The dysfunction within the New York Giants continues as the team suspended cornerback Janoris Jenkins for its Week 9 game against the Los Angeles Rams for violating team rules, as first reported by Kimberly Jones of NFL Network.
ESPN's Jordan Raanan revealed that the suspension came because Jenkins did not return to the team on time from their bye week.
Even when the Giants aren't playing, things are going wrong.
The team is an abysmal 1-6 during a season in which they were expected to make a playoff push and it looks as though it is taking its toll on the players involved.
New York suspended defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie after a spat with head coach Ben McAdoo during and after a Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. His name cropped up in trade talks as the NFL's trade deadline approached, though it looks as though he will remain with the team considering the 4 p.m. ET deadline just passed.
Jenkins is in his second season with the Giants having been brought on to help resurrect a defense that had struggled so much during the earlier portions of this decade. His and Rodgers-Cromartie's arrivals along with the emergence of Landon Collins created an imposing pass defense in New York that sparked an 11-5 record and a run to the postseason last year.
But this suspension further proves that McAdoo has little to no control of his team and the locker room as the Giants' season is already over.