Gary Jennings Jr.

Gary Jennings Jr.

Wide Receiver #12
Team: Indianapolis Colts
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 214 lb.
College:West Virginia
Drafted:2019 / Rd. 4 (120)
Draft Team:SEA

Gary Jennings Jr.: Signs future deal

Jennings signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Since 2019, Jennings has played with the Dolphins, Ravens and Bills, and will now head to Indianapolis. The receiver has not participated in an NFL game since 2019, where he played eight special teams snaps in his lone matchup.

January 6, 2021 10:53 AM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Cut from practice squad

The Bills cut Jenning from the practice squad Monday.

Analysis: A fourth-round pick by the Seahawks in 2019, Jennings has made pitstops in Miami, Baltimore and Buffalo. During that time, the West Virginia product suited up in just one game for the Dolphins last year.

January 4, 2021 10:44 AM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Joins Bills' practice squad

The Bills signed Jennings to the practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Jennings spent time on Baltimore's practice squad earlier this month, and he'll now get a chance to develop in Buffalo. The Bills are currently depleted at the wide receiver position, with Cole Beasley (knee) week-to-week and John Brown (undisclosed) on the COVID-19 list.

December 31, 2020 8:53 AM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Released from practice squad

Jennings was released from the Ravens' practice squad Tuesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jennings signed to Baltimore's practice squad last week as the team was dealing with several COVID issues within the wide receivers corps. However, now that all the receivers have been cleared, the Ravens decided to part ways with the 2019 fourth-round pick.

December 22, 2020 8:36 PM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Joins Baltimore

The Ravens signed Jennings to the practice squad Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Following the placement of receivers Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin and James Proche on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, the team added Jennings to bolster its depth. Jennings came into the league as a fourth-round pick to Seattle, but has only seen action in one NFL game in his career as a part of the Dolphins' 53-man roster. If the aforementioned receivers aren't activated in time for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Jennings would likely be in line for a promotion to the 53-man roster.

December 16, 2020 3:52 PM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Surprisingly waived

Jennings was waived by the Dolphins on Saturday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: The 2019 fourth-round pick by Seattle sure seemed like a shoe-in for a roster spot with the Dolphins absent any capable wide receivers tall than 6-foot besides DeVante Parker and Preston Williams. That evidently wasn't the case, however, with Jakeem Grant, Isaiah Ford and Mack Hollins expected to act as the primary depth behind the aforementioned two starters. It'll be interesting to see whether Jennings makes it through waivers or not, as a number of WR-needy teams could be interested in his services.

September 5, 2020 9:53 AM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Needs strong offseason

Jennings (shoulder) will compete to carve out a reserve role in training camp, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: A 2019 fourth-round pick of the Seahawks, Jennings linked up with Miami last November after having been claimed off waivers. He took the field in one contest with the Dolphins, the first regular-season appearance of his career, before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. Jennings will now face the task of competing for a roster spot in the team's relatively deep receiver corps, where at least six other players rank ahead of him. Impressing on special teams could increase the sophomore's chances of sticking around in Miami.

July 1, 2020 6:00 PM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Headed to IR

The Dolphins are placing Jennings (shoulder) on injured reserve, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Jennings reportedly injured his shoulder while celebrating a teammate's touchdown during a 37-20 loss to the Bills in Week 11. The fourth-round pick was a healthy scratch for Seattle throughout September and October, eventually landing in Miami after the Seahawks waived him Nov. 5. Jennings should be back with the Dolphins next year to battle for a roster spot.

November 20, 2019 7:18 AM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Done for day

Jennings (shoulder) is out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Bills, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: It's unclear how Jennings picked up the injury, but the fact that it's forced him out of the game is a sign it's something serious. In any event, Allen Hurns and Jakeem Grant will continue to carry the team in depth receiving snaps.

November 17, 2019 12:03 PM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Inactive again Thursday

Jennings (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Thursday against the Rams.

Analysis: Jennings received a scare last week when the Seahawks waived him, only to rescind the request. Otherwise, he's been a healthy scratch for all five games this season. The 2019 fourth-rounder will wait another week for his potential NFL debut.

October 3, 2019 4:05 PM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Waiver request rescinded

The Seahawks didn't waive Jennings on Wednesday as previously reported, per Field Yates of ESPN.

Analysis: A corresponding move was required to promote Adrian Colbert from the practice squad, and while the Seahawks initially were expected to cut Jennings, they instead jettisoned defensive lineman Bryan Mone from the 53-man roster. Because Jennings has been inactive for all three games this season, and the team considered placing him on waivers, the 2019 fourth-rounder seems to be in danger of losing his roster spot.

September 26, 2019 2:02 PM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Let go by Seahawks

The Seahawks waived Jennings on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: After being selected in the fourth round of April's draft, Jennings was a healthy scratch for three straight games and is now looking for a new home. The Seahawks still have rookie seventh-round pick John Ursua on the roster. Jennings has promising athleticism with 4.42 speed and a 37-inch vertical, but he couldn't convert that into production. If he clears waivers, Jennings could land on the Seahawks' practice squad.

September 25, 2019 5:04 PM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Sidelined Week 1

Jennings (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: With David Moore expected to miss the first two games of the season, the decision to hold out Jennings is somewhat of a surprise. With all of Moore, Jennings and John Ursua (healthy scratch) all sidelined, the Seahawks will roll with Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Jaron Brown and Malik Turner at wide receiver Week 1.

September 8, 2019 11:41 AM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Earns spot on 53-man roster

Jennings made Seattle's 53-man roster, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jennings struggled in the preseason with just one catch for 12 yards on six targets. However, the Seahawks picked him in the fourth round, so they will continue to develop him in hopes he can match the production -- 917 yards and 13 touchdowns -- from his senior season at West Virginia. Despite his tough preseason, Jennings could be called upon early to make an impact since D.K. Metcalf (knee) and David Moore (shoulder) both could miss Week 1.

September 1, 2019 11:10 AM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Snags one pass in win

Jennings caught one of three targets for 12 yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Chargers.

Analysis: The rookie fourth-round pick has been targeted six times this preseason, and he has one catch for 12 yards to show for it. It's an unimpressive stat line, but the Seahawks will likely give him ample opportunity to right the ship in the final preseaosn game versus the Raiders. If he can show more promise, Jennings has a chance to be in the starting lineup since D.K. Metcalf (knee) and David Moore (shoulder) are both battling injuries.

August 25, 2019 7:53 AM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Comes up empty in preseason opener

Jennings failed to come up with either of his two targets in the Seahawks' 22-14 preseason win over the Broncos on Thursday.

Analysis: The rookie failed to produce in his first crack at game action. Jennings comes off productive junior and senior campaigns at West Virginia, and he's likely to slot into the No. 4 or No. 5 receiver role to open his pro career. Jennings will look to acquit himself much better in Seattle's second exhibition, Aug. 18 against the Vikings.

August 8, 2019 11:18 PM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: No limitations in minicamp

Jennings (hamstring) was not under any limitations during minicamp, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Jennings missed a good chunk of valuable practice time due to a hamstring injury he suffered during rookie minicamp in May. It's good to see him fit in some reps before the team leaves for summer break, but it's even better to see him do it without any limitations. The 2019 fourth-round pick will jockey for position on the depth chart under Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf during when the team reconvenes for training camp in late July.

June 20, 2019 10:16 AM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Returns to field

Jennings (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: Having been previously sidelined since last month's rookie minicamp, Jennings made it back for the last day of OTAs. We'll see if he'll continue to his on-field participation in next week's mandatory minicamp.

June 6, 2019 3:00 PM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Remains sidelined during OTAs

Jennings (hamstring) remains sidelined during the first week of OTAs, Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Analysis: Jennings was also sidelined for rookie minicamp earlier this month. While it isn't clear when he's expected to be healthy enough to compete, the fourth-round rookie has less competition for snaps in 2019 than he seemingly did upon being drafted, as Doug Baldwin (knee/ankle/shoulder) has since opted for retirement. When healthy, Jennings will compete with D.K. Metcalf, Jaron Brown and David Moore, among others, for slotting on the depth chart underneath entrenched No. 1 option Tyler Lockett.

May 23, 2019 8:16 AM EST

Gary Jennings Jr.: Sidelined by hamstring issue

Jennings was held out of rookie minicamp with a hamstring injury, Brady Henderson of reports.

Analysis: The same goes for seventh-round pick John Ursua, while second-rounder D.K. Metcalf seems to have left a strong impression from the jump. Jennings should be right in the mix for snaps once he's healthy, especially if Doug Baldwin (sports hernia) opts for retirement. The fourth-round pick caught 151 passes for 2,013 yards and 14 touchdowns over his final two seasons at West Virginia, then ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at 214 pounds during the 2019 combine. Jennings hopes to compete with Metcalf, David Moore and Jaron Brown for a regular spot in the Seattle offense behind Tyler Lockett.

May 5, 2019 1:09 PM EST

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