Jennings has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings, becoming the latest Green Bay Packer to head across the border and join their bitter NFC North rivals. Jennings made his decision on Friday, giving the Vikings the No. 1 receiver they so desperately needed after trading Percy Harvin to Seattle.|||||||
Jennings caught 36 passes for 366 yards and four touchdowns in eight games last season. He bolsters a thin receiving group that grew thinner when the Vikings traded star Percy Harvin to Seattle earlier this offseason. Jennings joins safety Darren Sharper, kicker Ryan Longwell and, of course, quarterback Brett Favre as high-profile Packers to defect to Minnesota. Like all the rest of them, Jennings will be looking to prove that his best days are not behind him.
The Minnesota Vikings are interested in Jennings, the latest Green Bay Packers free agent pursued by their NFC North rivals.|||||||
The agent for Jennings, Eugene Parker, told The Associated Press his client was visiting the Vikings on Thursday. ESPN first reported the trip. The 29-year-old Jennings is coming off a second straight injury-affected season so fantasy owners should beware.
The Green Bay Packers declined to use their franchise tag on Jennings, meaning the star wide receiver will become an unrestricted free agent next week.|||||||
The agent for Jennings, who ranks in the top 10 on the all-time Packers reception list, can begin speaking with other teams as soon as Saturday, although no deal can be signed until March 12, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report.
Wilson went 15 of 19 for 250 yards and a touchdown while also running 10 times for 58 yards in a score in Seattle's victory over St. Louis on Sunday.|||||||
The touchdown pulled Wilson into a tie with Peyton Manning for the NFL rookie record for passing TDs in a season (26). Manning set the record in 1998.
Jennings saved his best game of the regular season for last, catching eight passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns against the Vikings on Sunday.|||||||
Green Bay lost, but Jennings appears to be at full strength entering the playoffs after injuries limited him to eight games during the regular season.