Former Mountaineer receiver Gary Jennings Jr. was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
After their top wideout Doug Baldwin retired, they drafted three receivers in April. Jennings along with DK Metcalf and John Ursua.
Jennings battled through injuries during camp. He was behind when it came to his understanding of the playbook as well as his chemistry with quarterback Russell Wilson.
Even when Jennings did get some chances in the preseason he was not able to cash in.
Seahawks waived their 2019 fourth-round pick, WR Gary Jennings Jr., per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 25, 2019
Despite the tough news, Jennings refused to lose his optimism.
God has never failed me yet
— Gary Jennings (@_gman12) September 25, 2019
Despite a preseason that left a lot to be desired, the Seahawks kept Jennings during roster cuts. He was a healthy scratch in the first three Seahawks games.
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If he clears waivers there is a chance he could be brought back to the Seahawks practice squad.
Good luck moving forward Gary. Mountaineer Nation will be pulling for you.
Once a Mountaineer, always a Mountaineer!