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Giants waive CB Jenkins for Twitter rant

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J (AP) The New York Giants waived-injured cornerback Janoris Jenkins on Friday, days after he engaged in a Twitter conversation in which he used offensive language.

Jenkins had said he injured his ankle in Monday night's loss at Philadelphia that dropped the Giants to 2-11 with nine straight losses. But coach Pat Shurmur made it clear that Jenkins' actions on social media played a major role in the decision to release him.

Jenkins defended his use of the word "retard" in an exchange with a fan, saying it was acceptable language where he grew up.

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