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Greg Jennings released by Minnesota Vikings

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The Minnesota Vikingstrade for Mike Wallace on Friday has cost Greg Jennings his roster spot.

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The team announced Saturday that Jennings has been released.

It's a move that was fully expected, even if the trade expedited the process. Jennings' fate was sealed when offensive coordinator Norv Turner acknowledged at the NFL Scouting Combine that Charles Johnson, signed off the Browns' practice squad in September, is "far and away" the Vikings' best receiver.

Jennings, 31, was slated to earn $8.9 million while counting $11 million against the cap. That was too much to shell out for a declining wide receiver who hasn't topped 1,000 yards since 2010.

Outplayed by Johnson and Jarius Wright down the stretch, Jennings caught 59 passes for 742 yards and six touchdowns in 2014. While he's still a reliable chain-mover, Jennings' big plays have become increasingly rare the past two years.

The Vikings will go forward with Wallace, Johnson, Wright, Cordarrelle Patterson and tight end Kyle Rudolph as an improved group of pass catchers for Teddy Bridgewater.

It will be interesting to see where Jennings lands.

Former Vikings coordinator Bill Musgrave is overseeing the offense in Oakland, but the Raiders need receivers with more speed. A better landing spot would be Miami, as coach Joe Philbin was Packers offensive coordinator during Jennings' best seasons in Green Bay.

If Jennings' market bottoms out, perhaps general manager Ted Thompson will entertain the notion of bringing him back to Green Bay as the fourth receiver.

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