It was a tough day for a few Tennessee Volunteers across the NFL landscape, but the hardest news came from out west. The San Francisco 49ers waived former Tennessee receiver Jauan Jennings just before the deadline to have to have 53-man rosters set.
Jennings was a seventh-round pick of the team earlier in this year’s draft.
The 49ers have waived wide receiver Jauan Jennings.— Allan Bell (@AllanBell247) September 5, 2020
Jennings announced the news on Instagram.
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
The NFL will allow teams to fill out 16-man practice squad rosters, which is very well where Jennings could end up should he clear the waiver process. It was a tough offseason for rookies, particularly undrafted free agents and late-round picks. Without a preseason to impress, things had to be done in camp practices. For a guy like Jauan, who really seems to shine in game situations, that’s a tough pill to swallow.
Elsewhere around the league, former Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs was released by the Jaguars. Dobbs was dealt to Jacksonville last season by the Steelers, but now will be looking for work with a new team.
Safety Nigel Warrior was also cut by the Ravens.
In a bit of good news, receiver Marquez Callaway made the 53-man roster with the New Orleans Saints after signing as an undrafted free agent.
Stay tuned in the coming days for new destinations for these former Vols.