Seattle trades Jennings to Bengals for DT McDonald



RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have traded former first-round pick Kelly Jennings to Cincinnati for defensive tackle Clinton McDonald.

The teams announced the trade on Monday. Jennings, a cornerback, was the 31st overall pick in the 2006 draft out of Miami, but struggled throughout his career in Seattle dealing with larger receivers. He played in 78 games and started 43 with the Seahawks, but had just two interceptions in his five seasons.

Jennings was deemed expendable with the development of Walter Thurmond and Seattle’s offseason acquisition of Brandon Browner.

McDonald was a seventh-round choice of the Bengals in 2009. He played in eight games last season after being signed from the practice squad.