Skip to main content

Vikings release receiver Greg Jennings

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings was released by the Minnesota Vikings Saturday, one day after the team acquired Mike Wallace in a trade with the Miami Dolphins. The Vikings made the announcement in a one-sentence post on their website.

Jennings came to the Vikings two years ago from the Green Bay Packers, after Minnesota tried but failed to sign Wallace at that time, according to the Star Tribune.

Jennings signed a five-year deal worth $47.5 million at the time, and speculation about his future with the Vikings was swirling after the Wallace trade occurred.

The Star Tribune called Jennings' performance with the Vikings "solid" but not spectacular, while the St. Paul Pioneer Press said he "underachieved."

He caught 69 passes for 804 yards and four touchdowns in 2013, and was 59 for 742 yards, with six touchdowns, last season.

That compares with Jennings' time in Green Bay, when he had three straight 1,000-yard seasons and the Packers won the Super Bowl after the 2010 season.

Jennings was due to earn $8.9 million this season, according to the Pioneer Press.

Next Up

Williams Uptown Pub

Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar closes indefinitely after shooting

Reports say police have arrested two suspects in the incident.

Alex Rodríguez

A-Rod wears a Packers hat, Minnesotans lose their minds

The Timberwolves co-owner didn't endear himself to his fan base on Saturday night.

Flickr - Minneapolis police squad - Chad Davis

Police: Man shoots into crowd at funeral reception in Minneapolis

The shooting happened at a reception following a funeral on Saturday afternoon.

Screen Shot 2022-01-23 at 8.37.27 AM

Watch: Jimmy Garoppolo says 'F*** the Packers' after playoff win

The 49ers quarterback congratulated Robbie Gould in spectacular fashion.

Aaron Rodgers

America dunks on Aaron Rodgers after loss to 49ers

The Packers quarterback was destroyed on social media on Saturday night.

Marcus Foligno

Foligno's OT winner gives Wild fans a happy Hockey Day

A slow start gave way to the Wild's fifth win in the past six games.

snow

Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives

Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.

Wilf

Report: Ryan Poles is Vikings' 'top choice' for general manager

Poles was one of two finalists revealed on Friday.

Payton Willis

Willis carries shorthanded Gophers to beat Rutgers

The senior scored a career-high 32 points to end a four-game losing streak.

MARCUS ALEXANDER STEICHEN

Charges: St. Paul man had sexual contact 'multiple times' with 12-year-old girl

Marcus Steichen, 21, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Related