This looks to be a pretty serious sales pitch by the Vikings.
- Bob McGinn reports that there have been no negotiations between the Vikings and WR Greg Jennings. He adds that Jennings’ reps haven’t given Minnesota any sense of what kind of money he’s currently seeking.
- Tom Pelissero reports that Jennings is on his way to Minnesota with a formal meeting is expected on Friday. Pelissero adds that “Nothing gets done tonight. Not sure if anything will.“
- ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Jennings will visit with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday.
In recent days, almost all reports have mentioned the Packers as the favorites for Jennings. Some reports even suggested that the Vikings weren’t actively in pursuit of Jennings, but Minnesota may have wanted to wait a bit before getting seriously involved.
The overall majority free agents are being forced to accept less money this year, so it would make sense for Jennings’ asking price to drop as well.
A report from last night mentioned that Jennings may end up signing for $7 million annually.
We have him listed as the No. 3 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.
Dougherty’s sources added that the market for Jennings has been soft thus far, but the Vikings and Packers remain the “main players” for Jennings.
Pelissero adds that things can of course change in the near future.
Jason Wilde reports thatthe Packers previously made Jennings a $10 million per year offer.
Alex Marvez reports that the Vikings have expressed interest in Jennings as well, but the Packers still want to keep Jennings.
Minnesota needs to the find a receiver and Jennings would probably make the most sense for them now that Mike Wallace has agreed to sign with the Dolphins.
This appears to be a hot topic in the hours leading up to midnight.