Ex-Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins was claimed on waivers Monday by the Saints, ESPN reports.
Jenkins was expected to join a playoff-bound team and will do so with the Saints, who enter Monday night’s game against the Colts at 10-3 and in first place in the NFC South.
Since New Orleans has yet to play its Week 15 game, the Jenkins claim won’t be made official until Tuesday.
The Giants waived Jenkins Friday, two days after he made an inappropriate remark to a fan on Twitter. Jenkins called a critical fan a “retard” when taking exception to questioning about why the stats Jenkins was using to showcase his effectiveness weren’t contributing to victories.
Jenkins, 31, said Thursday that the usage of the word was “slang” that is “just part of my culture.”
Giants coach Pat Shurmur met with Jenkins on Wednesday and said in a statement Friday that Jenkins’ refusal to admit that what he did was wrong led to his release.
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