Michael Jennings (American football)
|Date of birth:||September 7, 1979|
|Place of birth:||Jacksonville, Florida|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||181 lb (82 kg)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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High school years
Michael Jennings entered the National Football League by signing with the San Francisco 49ers in 2002, but was cut before the season. Jennings was then selected in the 4th round of the 2003 NFL Europe Free Agent Draft by the Scottish Claymores. In 2004, he signed with the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens before being cut by both. He finally made the New York Giants roster in 2005, after which he allocated to NFL Europa and played for the Berlin Thunder. He played in his first NFL game in the 2006 season. He was a starter in the 2nd preseason game of 2007 against the Baltimore Ravens. In the game, he made a diving catch and in doing so he ruptured his achilles tendon leaving him out for the season.
The Giants put Jennings on injured reserve due to his career-threatening injury.
The following year he once again tried out for the New York Giants but was released after the final cuts.
- Ditrani, Vinny (August 20, 2007). "Strahan may return to Giants; 4 key players hurt vs. Ravens". Times Herald-Record. Retrieved 2007-08-22.