Take that, Packers! Vikings reach agreement with Greg Jennings
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Greg Jennings is leaving the Green Bay Packers for the Minnesota Vikings.
After spending parts of two days in the Twin Cities with Vikings officials, Jennings agreed to a contract with the team on Friday afternoon, an NFL source confirmed.
According to ESPN, which first reported the agreement, it's a five-year, $47.5 million deal with $18 million guaranteed.
He spent most of Friday morning and afternoon at the Vikings' facility and a deal was hammered out around 6 p.m.
Jennings, who turns 30 in September, had three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons from 2008 to 2010 for the rival Packers. But he has battled injuries the past two seasons and finished with a career-low 36 receptions for 366 yards (10.2 average) last season.
That probably contributed to a soft market that only got softer once Wes Welker and Danny Amendola accepted contracts earlier this week averaging around $6 million a year.
Word in league circles was that Jennings originally was seeking anywhere from $11 million to $14 million a season before free agency began on Tuesday.
ESPNWisconsin.com reported he turned down a contract worth $10 million a year from the Packers during the season. The Packers reportedly remained interested, though it was unclear how much they were willing to offer.
A second-round draft pick out of Western Michigan in 2006, Jennings has 425 receptions for 6,537 yards and 53 touchdowns over seven NFL seasons.