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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Falcons dump former return man Jennings

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

No big surprise here, but the Falcons just released receiver/return man Adam Jennings. He had started the season as Atlanta's punt returner, but struggled badly before losing his job to rookie Harry Douglas a couple of weeks ago.

Douglas has fared well in that role and also has shown some promise as a receiver. The Falcons filled Jennings' roster spot by elevating defensive end Brandon Miller from the practice squad. They signed wide receiver Chandler Williams to take Miller's spot on the practice squad.

Here's some background on Jennings, Miller and Williams from the Falcons' press release:

Jennings was selected by the Falcons in the sixth round (184th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. The Fresno State graduate totaled six receptions for 62 yards and one touchdown in 38 games while contributing with 53 punt returns.

Miller, 6-4, 259 pounds, was signed by Atlanta as a rookie free agent on April 28, 2008. Following training camp, he was signed to the Falcons practice squad where he spent the first nine games of the season. Miller is a graduate of the University of Georgia and totaled 73 tackles in his Bulldog career.

Williams, 5-11, 178 pounds, returns to the Falcons after being waived by Atlanta at the end of training camp. He was originally selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round (233rd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft and spent his rookie season on the Miami Dolphins practice squad.