Free agent wide receiver Greg Jennings arrived in Minnesota for a visit with Vikings officials on Thursday and remains there through today.
“According to NFL sources, the plan was for Jennings to have dinner with Vikings officials on Thursday night and then visit the team’s Winter Park headquarters on Friday,” writes Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com.
It was no ordinary dinner on Thursday evening. Jennings’ dining company reportedly included defensive end Jared Allen, head coach Leslie Frazier and general manager Rick Spielman.
With such high-profile figures as that, the Vikings figure to be putting the full-court press on Jennings to sign with them. But first the sides need to come to agreement on a contract.
No deal with the Vikings is imminent, and the Packers remain in the running for the services of the veteran wide receiver. The Packers reportedly offered Jennings a deal worth approximately $10 million per season, a deal he passed up.
Considering Wes Welker just signed a contract worth $6 million per season as a free agent with the Denver Broncos, the odds aren’t exactly increasing that Jennings will be able to command a blockbuster deal.
Also on Friday, the Packers are scheduled to have representatives at the Northwestern State pro day workout in Natchitoches, La.
“Nineteen NSU players whose college careers concluded last fall will work out hoping to impress the pro scouts,” according to SportsNOLA.com. “Safety Jamaal White, a two-time All-Southland Conference selection, is picking up traction in pre-draft speculation as a potential choice in the NFL’s seven-round draft this spring.”
Other pro days taking place on Friday include Arkansas, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kansas, Oregon State, San Jose State. The Packers are likely to attend at least a couple of them, although it’s been unpublished which ones.