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Packers Calendar: Jennings Continues Visit in Minnesota

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 The Packers are likely to attend at least a couple of them, although it's been unpublished which ones.

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The poster formerly known as Bearmeat's picture

He Gone. So now we need immediate DL/S/RB/WR help.

Great.

Evan's picture

"Immediate" need at WR is a bit of a stretch.

Lou's picture

It will be interesting to see what the final figures are when he signs with someone, if you would have told me at the start of the season that only 2 teams would be seriously interested in signing Jennings I would not have believed it. In addition based on the other signings the price will not be anywhere he thought it would be. The Packers receivers all are decent blockers, that will be his main job with Peterson on the team and a QB who only feels comofortable throwing to the TE.

PadLevel's picture

Jennings' injury history may have scared off a lot of teams. He is talented no doubt, and is probably the best route runner in the league, however he is not a physical receive who can out-muscle Richard Sherman's of the world. If Packers end up getting him for more than $7M/yr that would be a bad deal.

Irish_Cheesehead's picture

If Jennings goes to the Vikings he will disappear and so will his Old Spice endorsement. He has to figure that money into the equation as well. Sticking with the Packers means more money on the side in his future than if he goes to MN.

Tom's picture

PLEASE CUT AJ HAWK!!, & If necessary, CUT FINLEY along with him. Use whatever money is saved to sign Greg Jennings. HAWK can be replaced with ANYBODY!!, & FINLEY isn't worth 1/2 of what they are paying him. I'd rather keep a GREAT PLAYER, even if he is 30, than to pay 2 USELESS PLAYERS, that do NOTHING MORE, than collect a paycheck. CUT YOUR LOSSES on these 2, & PAY GREG JENNINGS.

Stroh's picture

Yell LOUDER I can't hear you... Rather have the 25 yr old FInley than a 30 yr old WR that has been hurt alot the past 2 years and Nelson, Jones and Cobb at WR and no viable alternatives at TE. If you made sense you wouldn't have to YELL to try to get anyone to hear you. Love Jennings but his time in GB is over.

Tom's picture

YES!! I'd rather have a GREAT 30 year old WR, who has been hurt than a USELESS 25 year old TE, WHO CAN'T CATCH A COLD!!

Stroh's picture

Finly had his issues w/ drops, so did Jones. How did Jones do last year? Barely dropped a ball all year. Last 1/2 of last year Finley was excellent catching the ball. The drop issues for him are in the past just like they are for Jones! When you take your emotions out of it, it makes ALOT more sense to keep Finley than Jennings. Get over it... he was a very good Packer, but his time in GB is over, unless he signs below market for like 5 or 6M, which he won't do in GB!

Tom's picture

I'm still giving Greg the credit for that final drive in the Super Bowl. Without that catch, it's a different story. Finley wasn't in a uniform. Greg Jennings is still a great receiver. I can't argue the money, but if you're willing to pay AJ Hawk 5 or 6 million a year, & Finley 8 1/2 million a year, Jennings ought to be worth 20 million in a wheel chair. We could get Bubba Franks back for a lot less money, & have the same at tight end. Lets not let a great player get away. I for one, am tired of waiting around for Finley to become the TE everyone thinks he is. I would keep Jennings, & Hawk & Finley would be playing somewhere else.

Irish_Cheesehead's picture

Funny post, but actually I agree. I would rather sign Jennings. I don't mind Hawk, although he isn't worth what he's paid. Finley can leave yesterday. Hello DJ Williams.

Lucky953's picture

I wonder if coming back to the Packers would feel a little like "eating crow" for him now? After his sisters tweets, putting his house up for sale so quickly, making it known he thought he could command 14M/yr, it's humbling to have to accept you're not all that and play for 7 or 8M. How reasonable is he? All things considered, he's better off with the Pack (endorsements, possible championship)

Tom's picture

I honestly don't believe he ever thought he could get that kind of money, not with this past season. I've thought all along, that he was trying to get the best contract he could get. I think early on, the Packers felt he would get that kind of money, & let him know that they weren't interested. I think the Packers changed their mind about Jennings. If he turns down 10 Million from Green Bay, then I wish him well!!

Stroh's picture

Damn right. Part of the reason he won't be back in GB. He'd have to come back w/ his tail tucked between his legs. And I think he would rather sign in Minn than do that!

Irish_Cheesehead's picture

Jennings is a smart guy. He will do what's best for himself and his family. If that means coming back to Green Bay, he won't have a problem with it. Fans seem to forget it's just a business.

Wilsonmaywick's picture

Jennings just signed with Queens.

Tom's picture

I wish Greg & his family all the best. He was a Great Asset, to Green Bay & the Green Bay Packers.
I hope that somehow Greg Jennings wins, & Minnesota loses!!

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