Seattle will save $1.835 million by trading Jennings but received very little in return for the former first-round draft pick as Clinton McDonald was likely to be cut by the Bengals. Jennings was a disappointment and considering that Pete Carroll prefers to have taller cornerbacks, they felt that they were better off without him.
Jenning will add to the Bengals depth at cornerback which has been hurting following the loss of Jonathan Joseph. Although Jennings has struggled against larger wide-receivers, his speed will certainly be an asset to their secondary. As of now he figures to be playing behind Leon Hall and Nate Clements as Adam Jones will be out until mid-season with a neck injury.
In fact, this move could actually be a sign that Jones’s time in Cincinnati could be coming to an end but they’ll most likely wait until he’s able to return before considering any moves. Jones could end up on the PUP list in the coming days.