Former Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings lands on NFL practice squad
Jauan Jennings is sticking in the NFL after all.
One day after the former Tennessee wide receiver was released by the San Francisco 49ers, Jennings has reportedly signed with the 49ers on their practice squad, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Jennings, a seventh-round draft pick, was the only 49ers draft pick to not make the team’s 53-man roster. Jennings is a bona fide Vol for Life, and UT fan favorite, had a breakout campaign last year as he led the Vols in receiving with 969 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Jennings wrote on social media recently when he was released that he gave training camp his all, and that “my time is coming” as a hash tag. He is one of three wide receivers on the 49ers practice squad.
Overall, 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.
Jennings has already made the most of a second chance. He was dismissed from Tennessee’s football program late in the 2017 season after he criticized members of the coaching staff at the time in a profanity-laced video posted on Instagram.
But under Jeremy Pruitt and staff, Jennings become one of the Volunteers’ leaders.