Gary Jennings Jr is still on the Seattle Seahawks’ 53-man roster (for now).
There was a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the rookie fourth-round wide receiver had been waived, thus making room for safety Adrian Colbert to be elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.
Jennings had struggled in training camp and preseason, but still made the final roster cuts. This move seemed unsurprising given the rest of the Seahawks’ WR depth chart... and then it turns out he’s still on the team.
I didn’t know you could actually do this, but the Seahawks changed their minds and have since waived defensive lineman Bryan Mone.
Seahawks rescinded their waiver claim on rookie WR Gary Jennings, per source. After turning in the move to the NFL, they pulled it back and are keeping Jennings on their roster.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 26, 2019
It turns out Jennings has not yet been waived by Seattle, as the team cleared a roster spot for Adrian Colbert by waiving rookie DL Bryan Mone. https://t.co/5Me9Jme3ZY— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 26, 2019
Seattle has since filled the Colbert gap in the practice squad by signing cornerback Linden Stephens. He’s a UDFA out of Cincinnati who was on the practice squads of both the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Rams, and was waived by the Broncos prior to the start of this season.
So... this was all confusing and a bit weird, but Jennings isn’t gone from the team. At least for now.