Vikings, Packers duel for Greg Jennings


Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings (85) during the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. The Packers won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The market for free agent receiver Greg Jennings just got a little more interesting.

The Vikings and Packers are two teams that are expressing interest in Jennings now that receiver Mike Wallace is reportedly headed to Miami, according to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports.

Of course they are.

"A source told that the Vikings and the Packers have expressed interest in signing Jennings now that he is an unrestricted free agent."

It appears the Vikings have an offer on the table for Jennings, a report by Michael David Smith of NBC Sports suggests. The Packers offered a contract to Jennings “a while ago” worth about $10 million a year, according to Jason Wilde of 540 ESPN Milwaukee.

Jennings will reportedly re-sign with Green Bay if another team—which appears to be Minnesota—doesn’t sign him by midnight Tuesday.

Interest from both teams may be genuine, but it is possible that Jennings’ camp is feeding the reported interest from the Vikings to put pressure on the Packers to raise their current offer—or vice versa.

Jennings recently said the quarterback position is important to him, easily making the Packers the favorite.

Update 8:22 PM: What is going on? The Vikings are not actively pursuing Jennings, according to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

"“I’m told the #Vikings are NOT actively pursuing Greg Jennings right now. Of course, that level of activity can change …,” Pelissero tweeted."