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Darius Jennings: Released by Detroit
Jennings was released by the Lions on Monday.
Jennings didn't do enough over the course of the first two preseason games to warrant a spot among the final 80 players vying to make Detroit's 53-man roster. With 28 NFL appearances split between the Browns and Titans under his belt, Jennings could provide an experienced option for any team looking for help on kick returns.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Darius Jennings: Picked up by Lions
Jennings signed with the Lions on Monday.
Jennings will join a crowed wide receiver room in Detroit and attempt to earn a spot on the final 53-man roster. He spent his previous three seasons in the league with Tennessee. The seventh-year pass catcher tallied two receptions for 17 yards the Titans in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Darius Jennings: Cut by Chargers
The Chargers released Jennings (leg) on Friday, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
This could be construed as optimism for the availability of Mike Williams (shoulder) in Week 1, but Jennings was on the bubble anyway after the Chargers drafted Joe Reed and K.J. Hill in April. If Jennings can get healthy, he could find another roster that needs depth and a potential return man.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Darius Jennings: Exits scrimmage Sunday
Jennings left Sunday's scrimmage with an apparent leg injury, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
If Jennings has a serious injury, it will mainly hurt the Chargers' depth at wide receiver. There's an open competition for the No. 3 wideout role behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams (shoulder) -- although Jalen Guyton is leading the charge -- but there could be more opportunities if Williams is forced to miss any time. Jennings will seek a swift recovery to capture some of those reps.... See More ... See Less
Chargers' Darius Jennings: Joins Chargers
Agent Ed Wasielewski announced Saturday via Twitter that Jennings signed a contract with the Chargers.
The 27-year-old appeared in eight games for the Titans in 2019 and was a restricted free agent, but the team apparently declined to tender him a contract for 2020. Jennings averaged 31.7 yards on 22 kick returns during the 2018 campaign with Tennessee, and that could be his likeliest path toward a roster spot in Los Angeles.... See More ... See Less
Titans' Darius Jennings: Two stints in Tennessee
Jennings recorded two receptions on five targets for 17 yards across eight games for the Titans in 2019. He also returned nine kickoffs for a total of 196 yards.
Jennings had served as the team's primary kick returner in past seasons but was surpassed by Kalif Raymond in 2019. As a result, Jennings was cut loose by the team late in October, only to be picked up again prior to Week 17. Jennings will enter the offseason as a restricted free agent, meaning the Titans will have the opportunity to tender him a contract to keep him on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Titans' Darius Jennings: Back with Tennessee
Jennings signed a contract with the Titans on Monday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Jennings was let go by the Titans at the end of October but will rejoin the team for the regular-season finale. The 27-year-old has two catches for 17 yards in seven games this season and figures to serve as a reserve wideout and return option.... See More ... See Less
Darius Jennings: Let go by Tennessee
The Titans cut Jennings on Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
Jennings was let go to make room for Hroniss Grasu on the 53-man roster. The Virginia product will look to catch on elsewhere in the league. He offers upside in the return game, and potential as a depth receiver.... See More ... See Less
Titans' Darius Jennings: Picks up six yards
Jennings caught his only target for a six-yard gain during Sunday's 24-10 win over Atlanta.
Jennings returned to the stat sheet Sunday after a silent Week 3, but didn't make too much more than a peep. The former Cavalier has just 17 yards thus far this season and seems to be a long distance behind the likes of A.J. Brown and Adam Humphries. Barring injury, he should not be on your radar.... See More ... See Less
Titans' Darius Jennings: Gains 11 yards in loss
Jennings caught his lone target, an 11-yard gain during Sunday's 19-17 loss to Indianapolis. He added a 26-yard kick return.
Jennings was out of the loop in Week 1 but recorded his first catch of the season in Week 2. The former Cavalier ended 2018 with back-to-back three-catch games, but it's a crowded receiving corps with additions including Adam Humphries and rookie A.J. Brown -- particularly in an offense predicated on running the ball. Jennings will have few opportunities.... See More ... See Less
Titans' Darius Jennings: Serving as kick returner
Jennings saw action as a kick returner during spring workouts, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Jennings is also being mentioned as the favorite for the No. 6 slot on a receiver depth chart headlined by Corey Davis, Adam Humphries and A.J. Brown. However, Tennessee isn't guaranteed to even carry than many wideouts, making Jennings far from a lock to make the team out of training camp. Other depth receivers such as Cameron Batson have reportedly had impressive offseasons and still have plenty of time to bump Jennings from his perch.... See More ... See Less
Titans' Darius Jennings: Hauls in another three passes
Jennings hauled in three of his five targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Colts.
Jennings hauled in three passes for the second consecutive game, doubling his receiving output from the first 15 contests of the season. However, that didn't translate to much fantasy value, as he turned those six catches into only 46 yards. He's found more of a niche as a kick returner -- a role he retained all season for the Titans -- though that increases his value in a limited number of fantasy formats. Under contract through 2019, Jennings will likely retain that role next season, though the team will seemingly hope to limit his role as a receiver with Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor and Tajae Sharpe the most likely players to man three-receiver sets.... See More ... See Less
Titans' Darius Jennings: Season-best three catches
Jennings caught all three of his targets for 29 yards in Saturday's 25-16 win over Washington. He also added one carry for two yards.
Jennings' three targets and receptions both represented season bests and his highest total in a game since 2015. Still best known for his prowess as a kick returner, he maintains no fantasy value as he has tallied only eight receptions for 84 yards through 16 games.... See More ... See Less
Titans' Darius Jennings: Continues role as special teamer
Jennings was not targeted in the passing game but returned one kick for 29 yards in Thursday's 30-9 win over the Jaguars.
Jennings battled a knee injury throughout the short week prior to Thursday's game, but maintained his role as a kick-return specialist. He's been a non-factor in the passing attack, hauling in only five catches for 55 yards for the season.... See More ... See Less
Titans' Darius Jennings: Suiting up Thursday
Jennings (knee) is active for Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Jennings will see most of his snaps on special teams and serve as the Titans' top kick returner during Thursday's tilt against the Jaguars.... See More ... See Less
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