Jennings agrees to deal with Vikings

March 15, 2013

The image of Brett Favre in a Minnesota Vikings uniform will always stick in the craw of Green Bay Packers fans.

The same is going to happen with one of Favre’s favorite wide receivers.

A source confirmed to that wide receiver Greg Jennings has agreed to contract terms with the Vikings. Details weren’t immediately available.

Jennings should greatly upgrade a Vikings offense that lost its best wideout when Percy Harvin was traded earlier this week to Seattle. Jennings, 29, has proven one of the NFL’s top deep threats during his seven seasons in Green Bay.

However, Jennings is coming off an injury plagued 2012 season. The Vikings were the only team to entertain Jennings on a free-agent visit and that came two days after Tuesday’s start of the free-agent signing period.

The Packers had spoken with Jennings about potentially re-signing him but it wasn’t the team’s top priority. Green Bay has a deep group of wide receivers that includes Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and James Jones. The Packers also will be seeking to re-sign outside linebacker Clay Matthws and defensive end B.J. Raji before their rookie contracts expire in 2014 as well as negotiating a new contract with quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The Jennings signing was first reported by ESPN.