As the Giants stretched and prepared to begin Thursday’s practice, Janoris Jenkins abruptly left the facility because of a “family situation,” according to the team.
The All-Pro cornerback was emotional as he left the field, but a person with knowledge of the situation said Jenkins’ departure was unrelated to his brother, William, who was arrested in July and charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of Roosevelt Rene, whose body was discovered in Jenkins’ house June 26 while the cornerback was in Florida.
In the season-opening loss to the Jaguars, Jenkins registered the team’s only turnover with an interception. It is unclear if the current situation will affect his availability for Sunday night’s game against the Cowboys.
Odell Beckham Jr. looked completely healthy while making 11 catches on 15 targets in the season opener, but the star receiver didn’t feel like it after his first game in 11 months.
“I’m not going to lie, I was sore after the game,” Beckham said. “I felt good to make it out, but I was feeling it. I was feeling it the Monday after.”
Sterling Shepard was limited in Wednesday’s practice because of back spasms, but the wide receiver said he is no jeopardy of missing Sunday’s game and was a full participant in Thursday’s practice. … Linebacker Tae Davis (hamstring) and running back Wayne Gallman (knee) were limited.
The Giants added offensive lineman Brian Mihalik and released linebacker Calvin Munson. Pat Shurmur, a former Eagles assistant, previously worked with Mihalik when the converted defensive end was drafted by the Eagles in the seventh round of the 2015 draft.
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