Greg Jennings felt wanted, signs contract with Vikings


Greg Jennings and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a five-year deal worth $47.5 million. Jennings will be guaranteed $18 million under terms of the contract.

The annual salary of $9.5 million makes Jennings the NFL’s seventh-highest paid wide receiver. He pulls in the second largest salary of free agent receivers this year behind Mike Wallace.

Green Bay had re-sought the services of Jennings in recent days but never matched the Vikings offer.

“No. 1, I definitely wanted to know that they wanted me,” Jennings said at his introductory press conference aired on NFL Network. “I wanted to feel that they wanted me to be a part of what they were doing, and a part of their future. I got that feeling early and I got that feeling quite often.”

Head coach Leslie Frazier, general manager Rick Spielman and Jared Allen were part of a contingent that met with Jennings Thursday night.

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In Minnesota the signing of Jennings immediately replaces Percy Harvin who was traded to Seattle. His addition will be a huge plus for quarterback Christian Ponder.

Jennings had 25 catches for 280 yards and four TDs over Green Bay’s final four games, including the playoffs.