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In the 2019 NFL Draft the Seattle Seahawks went wide receiver heavy in looking to find a replacement for Doug Baldwin, whose eight year career with the team came to an end due to age and injuries. In the second round the Hawks took DK Metcalf out of Ole Miss, in the fourth they added Gary Jennings from West Viginia and then traded back into the seventh round in order to select John Ursua from Hawaii. With injuries to both Metcalf and David Moore during training camp and a lot of question marks at the receiver position, all three of the draftees made the initial 53 man roster. However, with Metcalf performing well through the first three weeks of the season and Moore returning to the field in Week 3, Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Hawks have moved on from Jennings.

Jennings fell behind the learning curve during the offseason program when a hamstring injury in rookie minicamp led to a non-trivial amount of missed time through OTAs. That may have contributed to his less than stellar performance during training camp and preseason, when he caught just one of six targets and finished the preseason with just 12 receiving yards.

After Adrian Colbert was promoted to the active roster, the Seahawks do have an open spot on their practice squad. Thus, if Jennings clears waivers it is entirely possible that he could be right back with the team on the practice squad, effectively having switched spots with Colbert. However, he’s got to clear waivers first, something that is not necessarily a given for a receiver who was drafted in the fourth round just under five months ago.