The Seattle Seahawks brought in a handful of defensive backs for tryouts on Tuesday. Included in the group was a player forever tied to the Seahawks for being on the wrong end of one of the league’s most controversial ending.
The Seahawks brought in former Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears safety M.D. Jennings in for a tryout look on Tuesday. Jennings was on the losing end of the Hail Mary touchdown hauled in by Golden Tate to give the Seahawks a 14-12 victory over the Packers in Week 3 of the 2012 season.
Jennings started 26 games over the past two season for the Packers before Green Bay let him walk as a restricted free agent last offseason. He spent the preseason with the Chicago Bears before being released with an injury settlement at the end of training camp.
The Seahawks don’t particularly have a need at safety right now with their top four options all healthy. However, if Kam Chancellor’s ankle issue worsens, Jennings may be a viable option and Seattle could be doing homework for if that problem presents itself in the coming weeks.
The Seahawks also brought in cornerbacks Tommie Campbell, R.J. Stanford and Jerome Murphy for tryouts. Seattle is thinner at cornerback with injuries to Jeremy Lane and Tharold Simon giving a hit to their depth, but Simon is expected back in the next couple weeks as well following a minor knee surgery.