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Seahawks waive Gary Jennings amidst glut of WRs on roster

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In April the Seattle Seahawks went heavy drafting wide receivers, taking DK Metcalf out of Ole Miss in the second round, Gary Jennings from West Virginia in the fourth round and then trading back into the seventh round to keep John Ursua.

That was back in the spring, and just last week the Seahawks wide receiver group received a potential jolt when former New England Patriot Josh Gordon was awarded to the Hawks on waivers. That waiver claim left Seattle as the most wide receiver heavy team in the NFL, with an offensive line that was struggling and in need of depth and help.

Thus, the roster moves the Seahawks made today.

With Justin Britt out for the season following a torn ACL, and Seattle having come up a little lacking on the interior of the line with both Mike Iupati and D.J. Fluker having missed time, fans finally get a shot to see what the fourth round rookie out of Wake Forest, Phil Haynes, has to offer.

However, in order to make room on the roster for Haynes, the Seahawks needed to create a free roster spot, and that was made possible by waiving, Gary Jennings, the team’s other fourth round pick.