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Hawks trade Kelly Jennings to Bengals

Wide receiver works to get open agaisnt Kelly Jennings (AP Photo/John Froschauer).

The Seattle Seahawks announced this morning that they have traded cornerback Kelly Jennings to the Cincinnati Bengals for defensive tackle Clinton McDonald.

A first round pick (31st overall) by Seattle in 2006, Jennings played in 78 games with 43 starts, with 200 tackles and 47 passes defensed, including a career-high 13 in 2010.

But overall during his career in Seattle, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound corner had struggled with making plays on the ball, with just two career interceptions in five years.

The Seahawks also appear to be pleased with the overall depth at cornerback, with CFL product Brandon Browner and rookies Richard Sherman and Byron Maxwell all performing well, allowing them to move Jennings.

McDonald was Cincinnati’s seventh-round choice (249th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft and spent his rookie season on the Bengals practice squad.

He played in eight games in 2010 after being signed to the active roster on November 8 and collected four tackles (one solo).