EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Cornerback Janoris Jenkins and safety Rodney McLeod never got a chance to play for the Los Angeles Rams. But they did spend their first four NFL seasons as members of the St. Louis version of the team.
As Jenkins and McLeod head to the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles, respectively, each took a moment on social media to stop and say thank you to the Rams, coach Jeff Fisher, his staff and the fans who watched them grow up in their burgeoning careers.
Jenkins was the first to acknowledge his newest venture, one that will pay him more than $62 million over five years, going to Twitter to post a special message.
For Jenkins, the Rams were the team that took a chance on him when he came out of North Alabama with a lot of baggage and off-field questions.
McLeod had quite a road to his five-year, $37 million deal in his own right. An undrafted free agent out of Virginia in 2012, he worked his way on to the roster through special teams and eventually earned a starting job.