The Kansas City Chiefs officially cut ties with wide receiver Gary Jennings, Jr. on Wednesday after releasing him with an injury settlement.
The Kansas City Chiefs have now officially cut ties with wide receiver Gary Jennings Jr. with news that he was let go with an injury settlement on Wednesday. The move terminates any relationship with the team after he’d been released previously but had reverted to the team’s injured reserve.
The Chiefs actually released Jennings the first time back on August 15, but he returned to IR after clearing waivers. The Chiefs were apparently not interested in stashing Jennings for the season as they’ve released him now with an injury settlement that will allow him to become a free agent, which means he’s fully able to sign with any other NFL franchise when healthy.
Jennings has been a tour of several NFL teams in recent years looking for a place to land for longer than a season. He first signed with the Chiefs as a future/reserves addition back in the winter and the Chiefs released him shortly after the NFL Draft. However, they re-signed him five days later and he’s been with the offseason roster until now.
Last season, the Indianapolis Colts offered him the same futures contract but he failed to make the active roster. The Las Vegas Raiders came calling at midseason and he landed on the practice squad for a bit but was let go within a week. The Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, and Buffalo Bills have all come calling at one point or another as well to check in on Jennings’ talent.
Jennings first entered the league as a fourth-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks back in 2019.