Former Tennessee WR announces he's been released by the San Francisco 49ers
Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings revealed that he didn’t make the San Francisco 49ers roster on Saturday as roster cuts were announced.
Jennings was picked in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft and competed for a roster spot in training camp. The 49ers dealt with injuries at the position including former South Carolina star Deebo Samuel suffered a foot injury in the offseason. They will now count on a mix of veterans and young standouts to fill the void.
He spent four seasons at Tennessee and had 146 career receptions for 2,153 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Jennings could land on the 49ers practice squad, and the NFL has allowed teams to keep 16 players on the limited roster this season.
Jennings capped his career as one of the top receivers in Tennessee history, and finished fifth all-time at UT in receptions (146), fourth in receiving yards (2,153) and tied-for-fifth in touchdown receptions (18). He played in 50 career games and made 30 starts.
49ers rookie WR Jauan Jennings didn’t make the 53-man roster, per this post of his. No indication of the team’s further plans, but it would shock me if the 49ers didn’t want Jennings on their practice squad if he clears waivers pic.twitter.com/BElpivXdiH
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) September 5, 2020