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Janoris Jenkins, St. Louis Rams agree to contract


One of the NFL's rockier rookie contract negotiations has ended with a deal for St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins.

Citing sources with knowledge of the situation, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Rams and their second-round pick agreed to terms on Tuesday.

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Financial specifics of the deal are not known at this time.

The negotiations haven't been easy here. Earlier this month, Jenkins and the Rams were at odds over a pre-draft agreement that stipulated the rookie work with a financial advisor hand-picked by the team. The Rams backed off that plan, which was impermissible under the rules of the collective bargaining agreement.

Another road block arrived when the Rams proposed a deal that would split the second-round draft pick's signing bonus into four equal parts over the course of the contract. Most rookies receive their bonus in one lump sum, but the Rams wanted to protect themselves if Jenkins encounters more off-the-field trouble.

Jenkins finished his collegiate career at North Alabama after being dismissed by Florida following his second drug-related arrest. To compound matters, 23-year-old Jenkins has four children by three women, with another paternity battle potentially looming.