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Jennings visiting Vikings, after all?

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08:05 AM ET 03.14 | Even in the offseason, a Packers-Vikings showdown makes for some intrigue. The top wide receiver left on the free-agent market is visiting with his former rival Thursday. Greg Jennings will visit with the Minnesota Vikings today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday. ... [The] visit is interesting in that ESPN Twin Cities' Tom Pelissero reported earlier this week that the Vikings wouldn't pursue Jennings if the receiver was interested in making Mike Wallace-type money. The trip to Minnesota might signify that Jennings and his advisors have acknowledged that this offseason the market is scarce on $10 million-plus contracts. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported Wednesday that the Green Bay Packers are still "strongly in the running" to re-sign [Jennings].

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March 14, 2013  08:16 AM ET

Don't go with an incentive-laden contract in Minnesota. Not many catchable balls will be coming your way.

March 14, 2013  08:27 AM ET

Looks like a 400 carry year for AP.

March 14, 2013  09:14 AM ET

Greg Jennings - meet Christian Ponder.

March 14, 2013  09:16 AM ET

He has to do this because he's about to re-sign here with the Packers. He needs leverage to ask the Packers for more money before he signs. Can't blame him, but I'm sure that's what's happening.

March 14, 2013  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He has to do this because he's about to re-sign here with the Packers. He needs leverage to ask the Packers for more money before he signs. Can't blame him, but I'm sure that's what's happening.

It's just bidnezz...

March 14, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Looks like a 400 carry year for AP.

Hopefully not..

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/226236-larry-johnson-washed-up-or-a-vic tim-of-the-curse-of-400-carries

March 14, 2013  09:37 AM ET

What exactly is the WR market? Mike Wallace getting 13 Million was insane considering his production and Wes Welker getting less than half of that is equally crazy for the same reason.

March 14, 2013  09:50 AM ET

Dealing with The Devil, money makes strange bedfellows!!!!

March 14, 2013  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

What exactly is the WR market? Mike Wallace getting 13 Million was insane considering his production and Wes Welker getting less than half of that is equally crazy for the same reason.

You are right...but that is how it works when you are 25 and have wheels and talent vs being 32 and limited to a slot role.

Welker is an amazing WR, he made a great move going to Denver because the Pats, as good as they are, need a defense badly.

The Broncos are heavy favorites next season.

March 14, 2013  09:53 AM ET

I agree with you Hipp that he is going back to the Pack. The Vikings new GM believes in building a team through the draft and bargain free agents, not large contracts like Wallace got.

March 14, 2013  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

You are right...but that is how it works when you are 25 and have wheels and talent vs being 32 and limited to a slot role.

Truer words have ever been spoken. Great post!

March 14, 2013  10:05 AM ET

NO one bolted for the guy on day one. The Vikes sat back and played the waiting game and he came calling. They will add him on the cheap and make another fine move in FA. This team, like em or not, knows how to deal. Three draft picks last year making the pro bowl? That's knowing what your doing and not bankrupting the team in at the same time.
What I don't get is the Lions have made huge moves and still have the 5 pick and 36 pick in the draft and the Packers are just losing players left and right, no free agency agenda and 7 lousy draft picks most in late rounds.
There already is a huge shift in the NFC North and the Pack are the bottom of the heap now.

March 14, 2013  10:07 AM ET

I would be shocked if he goes back to the Pack. He put his house up for sale before the season even ended so his mind was already made up: I'm leaving for the big payday and I know it won't be from the Pack.

March 14, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Truer words have ever been spoken. Great post!

Preesh...

March 14, 2013  10:26 AM ET

He has a ring and plenty of stats...he just wants a big payday before he retires. He'll go where the $$ is

March 14, 2013  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Greg Jennings - meet Christian Ponder.

He'd be crazy to sign with Minnesota. I think he'll return to Green Bay.

March 14, 2013  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

He has a ring and plenty of stats...he just wants a big payday before he retires. He'll go where the $$ is

His value has diminished since free agency started.

March 14, 2013  11:13 AM ET

Wes and Amendola didn't really set the bar all that high. Packer and Giants management are licking their chops.

March 14, 2013  11:22 AM ET

If Jennings is even remotely concerned about his stats he should know he shouldn't sign with Minnesota. I think he's going to re-sign with the Packers though. Green Bay at least needs to do SOMETHING this off season (seriously, Welker or Bush would have looked fantastic in Packer uniforms)

 
March 14, 2013  12:17 PM ET

James Jones, Clay Matthews and Raji are free agents next year and Rodgers the year after, maybe the Pack won't give him what he thinks he's worth?

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