Seahawks give tryout look to “Fail Mary” safety M.D. Jennings

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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.

31 responses to “Seahawks give tryout look to “Fail Mary” safety M.D. Jennings

  1. The Bears don’t really have any good Safeties.
    Most of the average and terrible ones they do have are hurt
    And they didn’t bring back Jennings, who was with them in training camp and the preseason.

    If a team full of mediocre injured safeties don’t want you, then its time to start thinking about your future career as a car salesman or insurance broker.

  2. If I was Coach, I would make him admit that the refs made the right call in that game. I would record it for all to hear. Then I would throw him out. Have a nice day.

  3. Hawks not sold on Josh Thomas who was in when Manning lit us up during the 41 second 4th quarter drive after Kam took out Burley on the throw to Sanders. I give Josh a break on that for a few reasons but just the same were always looking to get better now and in the future. My concern is back up tail back. The 12’s know the deal here.

  4. Fail Mary?

    More like completed pass for a touchdown! Clear as day, it was a TD!

    Fail packers is more like it.

  5. Correct call? Said only the 12th man and some incompetent replacement refs! To the rest of the world, it will always be known as the “Fail Mary”, to the embarrassment and shame of the 12th man!

  6. Why would Seahawks fans be embarrassed or ashamed by the “Fail Mary”? The Seahawks fans didn’t make the call, nor did the Seahawks. The refs did. I have seen countless NFL games with bad calls, but have yet to see 1 of the teams that benefitted from those bad calls, argue with the refs to try and overturn them or ask that a win be removed from their record. LOL. Stuff happens. Get over it already.

  7. The alleged “fail Mary” was indeed the right call by the refs. A catch is not a catch and an interception is not an INT until someone comes down with the ball. When Tate hit the ground HE had the ball.

  8. Correct call? Said only the 12th man and some incompetent replacement refs! To the rest of the world, it will always be known as the “Fail Mary”, to the embarrassment and shame of the 12th man!

    Actually the league came out and afterwards and said it was the right call.

  9. Ity should have been an interception becase the ddfernder had possession first the rle states that it is not a simultaneous catch if one person gains possession first and then another player grabs onto it I effing hate Russel Wilson beczuse of thius and Wilson Pete Carroll and Golden Tate should have been ejected fined and suspended for their actions yes it was the worst call in NFl history admit it seahawks fans you lost that game.

  10. hater’s can talk about ‘fail mary’ all they want….it’s old news. I prefer to spend time admiring the curves of the lovely new Seattle Lombardi…ahhhhh, the pause that refreshes.

  11. higheriqthanyou says:
    Sep 25, 2014 3:22 PM

    Correct call? Said only the 12th man and some incompetent replacement refs! To the rest of the world, it will always be known as the “Fail Mary”, to the embarrassment and shame of the 12th man!

    Actually the league came out and afterwards and said it was the right call.

    Right, because the NFL would never do anything like cover up for their refs. They have too much integrity to do that.

  12. The Fair Mary talk needed to stop years ago even more now since the Packers couldn’t even make the last game competitive at Century Link. Seahawks looked in another class in all 3 phases of the game.

    Some Packer fans talk and cry about it to this day. Yet its time to start recognizing Packers and Seahawks have been going in opposite directions since that game.

  13. Seahawks were rolling on the Packers, put Rodgers on his ass for 6 sacks in the first half alone. Then magically, Rodgers wasn’t touched in the second half, nor were there any holding calls for the Packers. Plus the 3rd down phantom PI call on their go-ahead drive, they shouldn’t have been in position to win the game anyway. Just so happened the final blown call evened it out an gave the W to the team that was clearly better that day.

  14. nostalgicsound says:
    Sep 25, 2014 5:02 AM

    Scrub.
    ———————————————————-
    Yes, we all know the ref who made the call is a scrub.

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