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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Minneapolis, MN - The wait is over! Having arrived in Minnesota late Thursday afternoon, Greg Jennings got right down to business as he joined Rick Spielman, George Paton, Leslie Frazier, Bill Musgrave and Jared Allen for a dinner meeting it took an additional breakfast and probably another lunch, but in the end the courtship landed the former Green Bay Packers wide receiver in Purple and Gold for the next few seasons.
Adam Schefter is reporting that the Vikings and Jennings have agreed to terms of a deal to give the Vikings a long-awaited deep threat in the passing game.
Yes you heard correctly, the Minnesota Vikings and Greg Jennings have agreed to what is assumed o be a multi-year year deal that will bring the former Vikings-killer to Mall of America field beginning with the 2013 season.
Specifics on the contract have not been released.
Jennings, 29, spent the first seven years of his career playing for the Green Bay Packers and as they opted to move on with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, Jennings found it fitting to bring his talents across the border and join a familiar foe in the Vikings.
While Jennings only reeled in 36 passes for 366 yards and four touchdowns last season in Green Bay, the previous four years saw the wide out surpass the 900 yard mark and cross the goal line a total of 46 times.
A groin injury sidelined Jennings for half of the year in 2012, but he still managed to find time to torch the Vikings for 120 yards and two touchdowns in the season finale at the Dome. He has been tacked as injury prone, but all in all, he had only missed seven games the previous six seasons leading into 2012.
Jennings will add a veteran presence to a wide receiving cupboard that was darn near bare following the release of Michael Jenkins and the trade of Percy Harvin to Seattle. He's known as a hard worker, a precise route runner and a deep threat and the hope is that he will help open up the field for both Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder in 2013.