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Would Sherman-less 49ers sign Janoris Jenkins after offensive tweet? John Lynch weighs in.

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New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) gestures as he reacts to a play against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) gestures as he reacts to a play against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Photo: Roger Steinman/Associated Press

Photo: Roger Steinman/Associated Press

New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) gestures as he reacts to a play against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) gestures as he reacts to a play against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Photo: Roger Steinman/Associated Press

Would Sherman-less 49ers sign Janoris Jenkins after offensive tweet? John Lynch weighs in.

The New York Giants officially waived cornerback Janoris Jenkins on Friday, two days after he called a fan a “retard” on Twitter in the middle of the team’s practice time.

Jenkins, who suffered an ankle injury against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, was reportedly in the trainer’s room receiving treatment when he tweeted, “I can only do my job.. retard” at a critical fan. The rest of Jenkins’ teammates were on the practice field.

The former Pro Bowl cornerback told reporters on Thursday the word was “part of my culture, part of my slang,” and did not directly apologize to the fan. He also stated the insult was a “hood thing.”

The Giants waived Jenkins on Friday, with head coach Pat Shurmur stating, “the refusal to acknowledge the inappropriate and offensive language, was the determining factor.”

The 31-year-old Jenkins has 22 career interceptions, including four this season, and with 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman dealing with a Grade 2 hamstring strain, general manager John Lynch was asked on KNBR Friday morning about potentially bringing in Jenkins as a fill-in.

“We look into everything, any time a player comes across the wire,” Lynch said. “Guys are doing that right now, but we do like our cornerback group. When you talk about young kids like [Emmanuel] Moseley and [Ahkello] Witherspoon, and then Richard Sherman, this week, we brought in Dontae Johnson, so we like our group.”

Sherman will not play against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, but stated he plans to return against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16. The injury was initially reported to be a multi-week ailment.

Jenkins appeared to celebrate his Giants exit on Twitter when he wrote, “Best news ever.. Thank you” early Friday morning.

Eric Ting is an SFGATE digital reporter. Email: eric.ting@sfgate.com | Twitter:@_ericting

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