Bills hire Keith Jennings as BLESTO college scout

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Keith Jennings. at Wednesday's Mini Camp at ADPRO Sports Training Center. Photo by Bill Wippert June 13, 2018.

With an opening in the college scouting department, the Bills named former NFL tight end Keith Jennings as their BLESTO scout on Monday.

Jennings, 52, had a nine-year NFL playing career, spending six of them with the Chicago Bears. He also spent time in the World League of American Football (1991) and the UFL (2001).

He most recently went back to Clemson, where he played college football, to finish his business degree, while also serving as an undergraduate tight ends coach under head coach, Dabo Swinney.

Jennings served as a scouting intern with the Bills during last year's training camp and preseason under the Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship, run by the NFL since 2015.

"Keith interned with us last year and we really liked what saw from him," said Bills GM Brandon Beane. "He played in the league, he coached at the college level and he worked extremely hard during his internship in scouting with us. In fact, he went above and beyond at the Senior Bowl and Combine to further strengthen his scouting resume. He will be a good addition to our scouting staff."

The Nunn-Wooten Fellowship is designed to give former collegiate and professional football players exposure to a potential career in professional scouting.

Jennings replaces Marcus Cooper who joined the New York Giants scouting staff in May.

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