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Greg Jennings makes first visit to Minnesota Vikings

  • By Kevin Patra NFL.com
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The top wide receiver left on the free-agent market might wind up playing for his former rival.

Greg Jennings will visit with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported. It's his first free-agent trip, and a source who has spoken to Jennings told Rapoport that both sides "are serious" about getting a deal done.

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After shipping Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks, the Vikings are in the market for a No. 1 receiver. Jennings, when healthy, is one of the best receivers in the NFL and would be head and shoulders better than anyone currently on the Vikings' roster, including the newly re-signed Jerome Simpson.

The visit comes on the heels of an ESPN Twin Cities report that said the Vikings wouldn't pursue Jennings if the receiver was interested in making Mike Wallace-type money (the receiver's contract is worth $50 million over five years, with $27 million guaranteed upon signing, NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Thursday).

The trip to Minnesota might signify that Jennings and his advisors have acknowledged the market is scarce on $10 million-plus contracts this offseason.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported Wednesday that the Packers still are "strongly in the running" to re-sign their star receiver.

This Vikings-Packers battle appears to be heating up.

Follow Kevin Patra on Twitter @kpatra.

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