Greg Jennings agrees to terms with Miami

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Veteran receiver Greg Jennings, who has played for the Packers and Vikings during a nine-year NFL career, will be playing in a considerably warmer climate in 2015.

Per a league source, Jennings has agreed to terms with the Dolphins.  The deal is worth $8 million over two years.

Jennings had drawn interest from the Panthers, Jaguars, and Saints since being released by the Vikings.

In Miami, he fills the spot that was created when the Dolphins traded Mike Wallace to Minnesota.  During a visit to PFT Live, Jennings explained that he hopes to serve as a mentor to younger players in the twilight years of his NFL career.

Jennings joins a depth chart that currently includes Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills.  The Dolphins also could be considering the selection of a receiver in the first round of the draft.  Which could make for a crowded house at the position.

103 responses to “Greg Jennings agrees to terms with Miami

  1. This is essentially a Greg Jennings for Mike Wallace trade with Miami – roughly a wash until you consider the money.

    Is Spielman still getting paid by the Dolphins?

  2. Very nice ! Lets see if they now hold true with the past statement of still seeking a WR early in the draft.

  3. Greg was nothing but pure class during his time in Minnesota, and I still cringe when thinking of the Vikings releasing him. Its likely the only time Ive ever been super unhappy with my team parting with a player.

    Hes not a #1, but he’s one of the most solid WRs in the league hands down. He made some super hero catches and I already miss him in purple. :-/

    Good luck in Miami Greg! You will do great!

  4. Good luck Greg. Absolutely loved you with the Vikings, and wished they had been able to offer you a good enough contract for you to stay.

    One of the good guys… and I hope good things happen for you.

  5. I think that this is a great acquisition. First Spielman trades Welker and now he cuts Jennings. He is as bad as they come!

  6. Congrats Greg! Heard you and your wife on KFAN on Tues. saying you are making Minny your home for your family – wise choice to get out of Green Bay and the chain restaurants and cheese curds. Best of luck with the Fins! You’re a class guy!

  7. So the Phins get a 5th pick from the Vikings unload a big contract and a selfish player. Then sign a player the Vikings probably offered them in a trade afterwords.

  8. Now that he’s shed the purple jersey, Greg will hopefully regain the moral compass he had all those years with the historic Green Bay Packers.

  9. “Which could make for a crowded house at the position.”

    Hey now, hey now, what’s wrong with having lots of talent at 1 position? (I doubt anyone will catch this reference).

  10. Jennings never should have left the Packers. Don’t think he doesn’t know it.

  11. Great move by Miami. He will be an excellent role model for the younger players on that up and coming team in South Beach. He can still play at a high level as well.

  12. Say what you want about Tannenbaum and his years with the jets, he is doing an outstanding job so far. The draft is wide open for BPA type picks right now.

  13. Even as a Lion fan I always rooted for Greg because I went to college with him and our school never produced many NFL players. Was always tough to see him play in our division but he’s been a class act his whole career. Now he gets to go where most of America yearns to retire. Best of luck to ya!

  14. The Philin connection makes sense. I think Tannehill can run the offense similarly to Rodgers with the arm strength and mobility. He just needs to be smarter with the ball. He has the weapons now just needs the consistent running game.

  15. Miami..PLEASE re sign Moreno for another 1 year contract, he can and will be a beast again.

  16. Nice pickup by my beloved phins. I’m impressed with the class of the Vikings fans. Steelers, Packers, Chargers and Patriots fans should take notice. Once a guy leaves your team, most of you instantly become haters.

  17. I think Miami is setting up for a trade down and taking either Gurley or Gordan at the end of the 1st round.

    Running back is the only position they haven’t addressed yet in FA, that and LB.

  18. Decent signing for sure. Now if they had someone that could throw the ball to him this would be a great signing.

  19. Great signing, the team seems to be moving in the right directing, the draft should be fun to watch the possibly move for a trade, up or down, who will they pick first, Thursday night we should know. Bill….I wish I could go to the Washington game, may have to settle for the Panthers pre season game in Charlotte. Bill

  20. biggs13 says: Apr 22, 2015 7:19 PM

    Nice pickup by my beloved phins. I’m impressed with the class of the Vikings fans. Steelers, Packers, Chargers and Patriots fans should take notice. Once a guy leaves your team, most of you instantly become haters.
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    Seriously? Name one bad thing a Packers fan said against Greg Jennings on this thread. Sure, we dogged him and Brett Favre for a while, but they dumped on us too.

    And you should go back to after the 2011 season and find out what Vikings fans were saying about Joe Philbin and his son before you call them too classy.

  21. Makes sense, Greg is a solid route runner at this stage, Ryan Tannenhill’s deep passes are …’iffy.

    Good luck to Greg and the ‘Phins.

  22. I’m glad Jennings found another landing spot. He was a good service WR for the Vikes those couple of years and just an all-around good guy.

    But he clearly went to Florida for the same reason everyone else does. Not to win – but to enjoy his retirement years.

  23. beerbratscheese says:
    Apr 22, 2015 7:44 PM
    biggs13 says: Apr 22, 2015 7:19 PM

    Nice pickup by my beloved phins. I’m impressed with the class of the Vikings fans. Steelers, Packers, Chargers and Patriots fans should take notice. Once a guy leaves your team, most of you instantly become haters.
    ———————–

    Seriously? Name one bad thing a Packers fan said against Greg Jennings on this thread. Sure, we dogged him and Brett Favre for a while, but they dumped on us too.

    And you should go back to after the 2011 season and find out what Vikings fans were saying about Joe Philbin and his son before you call them too classy.
    ———————————————-

    I said that is terrible and I wish them the best of luck. Seriously guys every state has good people and crappy people. Except Ohio. Screw those guys.

  24. I”m sure a lot of people that read this aren’t die hard Fins fans like I am, and probably only know their own team. But as a loyal fan that has continuously been disappointed with mediocrity and poor decisions from our FO year after year, these guys are doing everything right recently. Tannenbaum has been a pleasant surprise after failure with the Jets, and Hickey is doing well also. Great to finally have confidence in our organization.

  25. Mildly concerned about how all this turnover impacts Tannehill. That being said, Jennings and Stills may fit the offense better than Hartline and Wallace did anyway; for less money.

    Miller, Moreno and Gurley in the backfield?

    Go DOLPHINS.

  26. Well I hope Greg enjoys going from 59 catches with the Vikes to 59 catches with the Phish, going from one team on the road to nowhere to another team on the road to nowhere. At least in Miami he’s got MUCH better weather and women who don’t look like men.

  27. This would strongly suggest Miami will not be moving up into the top 10 for a WR. Logical, as either La’el Collins or Brandon Shereff–or perhaps Trae Waynes–will likely slide (though which one is a big question mark).

    Miami should still look at a WR, but there will be big target redzone types with lessor speed later in the draft.

  28. When Jennings played for the Packers he was really well liked, as he moves to another team we must admit. We will never forget you, Glenn!

  29. ezcheese says:
    Apr 22, 2015 6:24 PM

    Great job getting over paid or a second time! I really thought the only way he’d be back was at league minimum.
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    EZ… Youngster… There is more to bringing value and worth to ones contract than just stats. Jennings is a class act, a fine mentor, and a great locker room presence. Miami’s rookies and developing players are getting at least 5 million dollars worth of wisdom and veteran coaching with this contract.

  30. It’s not about the money it’s about the total spent per position. Miami pays dirt to stills, Landry, Matthews and whatever rookie they draft. One 4 mil per year contract is nothing to look twice at. And to the guy that said went from one team knocking on the door to another that hasn’t won ever. Are you kidding? Dolphins just beat the Vikings. And check the rings man Google is your friend. Only undefeated team too

  31. I was expecting more haters than this….

    Jennings doesn’t fill the Wallace roll, Kenny stills did that. Jennings fills the Hartline role, a solid vet with good hands and is reliable.

    Good move.

    I believe Miami knows that Parker will not be there at 14, I’m betting they trade down and pick up a cb or Gordon and then get a receiver in the 3rd rd with the extra picks from the trade.

  32. Should have signed with MIA a few years back. He is/was a better fit than Wallace. But the fair weather fans in South Beach wanted a splash. His skill set fits MIA offense, and Tannehill strengths.

    As for those asking for Moreno back. Seriously? One healthy year in his NFL career. One. And people want that disability waiting to happen on the roster? Only in Miami.

  33. This is the Dolphins in a nut shell…they make a huge expensive signing/mistake with Wallace who doesn’t fit Tannehill’s skill set as he doesn’t have a good deep ball nor accuracy instead of Jennings who would have fit their personnel better. Then..they sign Jennings years late after he has lost a step and nobody else wants him and right before the draft which is among the strongest/deepest ever for the WR position. It makes no sense.

  34. “I”m sure a lot of people that read this aren’t die hard Fins fans like I am, and probably only know their own team. But as a loyal fan that has continuously been disappointed with mediocrity and poor decisions from our FO year after year, these guys are doing everything right recently. Tannenbaum has been a pleasant surprise after failure with the Jets, and Hickey is doing well also. Great to finally have confidence in our organization.”

    it’s only because they took over for the worst G.M. of this era in Ireland that they seem to be doing well. They overpaid for Suh and he’s the only upgrade they’ve made all off season. Jennings is done. You should have kept Clay as Tannehill can only hit guys within 20 yards and he was great for you. You have no secondary, linebackers, running backs and a average QB. You will be at best 7-9. Wonder if the fanboys will still be applauding Tannenbaum after that?

  35. I hope you learned a life lesson. I hope you realize that the Packers did treat you well. The fact that you turned down basically the same deal from the Packers that you got from the Vikings …and then you let your sister shoot her mouth off….now, that has got to hurt. You went from #1 receiver on a great team to an average receiver on a bad team. #the grass isn’t always greener

  36. I have to say, I’d rather have Greg Jennings and that fifth round pick than Mike Wallace. Teddy needs a good route-running WR because he’s all about putting the ball exactly where it’s supposed to go. Greg always knew where to be. They could have picked up a speed guy in the draft. I guess we’ll see how it works out; I’m usually wrong about these things.

  37. Oh well, I was hoping he would come back to the Vikings at a reasonable price after he had made the rounds. Great guy, great teammate, and a nice mentor for the young guys on the Vikings. Sad to see him go, wish him the best in Miami.

    Miami was a tough team when the Vikings played them last year and they have done some impressive things this off-season. Glad Suh is out of the NFC North. If they ever get a running game they will be tough to beat.

  38. Kenny Stills fits Wallace role? Numbers don’t lie. Kenny Stills is no where near the numbers Wallace puts up. Nor does he demand double teams. But again… Only in Miami.

  39. What a nice move. They need a veteran to lead the young guys and he was a better bet than Crabtree who has attitude problems.
    Welcome to Miami Greg.

  40. Jennings is a prime example for a quarterback making the player. His stats were halved going to Minnesota. He did manage to rip Minnesota off for 20 million or whatever.

    And you cats who think Miami planned out some trickery, are you people serious? Minnesota cut Jennings a couple months ago. Was the 2 month wait to sign Jennings part of the plan? Basically, no other teams wanted Jennings. I doubt he makes the roster for what they are paying him. 4 million a year guys catch more than 40 passes per season.

  41. Go Greg go, thank god you had the sense to leave the crappy city of Green Bay, got class while in Minnesota and are now in in sunny Florida, best wishes and tear it up.

  42. I hate to tell you that Thill can connect on longer throws then 20 yards. When he gets protections and the receivers run good routes and fight for the ball he will be okay. watch him this year and see, with Pouncey back at center Thill will have a good year. There are a bunch of QB’s who can toss the long ball, but have they toss for over 4K? Bill

  43. Not gonna argue about Ireland, he was truly bad for this team.

    But no CB’s:
    Guess you forgot about Grimes insane INT at the ProBowl last year?
    Reshads Jones is top safety talent too.

    But no RB’s:
    Tell Lamar Miller being ranked 10th in yards isn’t good enough…

    But no LB’s:
    We replaced overpaid Ellerbe with 100+ tackle Jenkins ($750k)
    And replacing Wheeler & his bloated contract is a win regardless of who is the replacement.

    And while people take shots at Tannehill, the kid is tough, durable, doesn’t whine even though he’s the most sacked QB in the league the last 2 years and still threw for 4k yards. He’s not a Brees or a Brady – but better than a Cutler, Locker, Bortles, Smith, Orton, Manuel, Smith, Carr, Bradford, Foles, Hoyer, Gabbert, Fitzpatrick, Bridewater, Cousins, Mettenberger. Ranked 11th in yardage, 5th in efficiency and threw only 3 more INTs than Brady (12-9)

    Suh definitely helps replace the aging Randy Starks and losing Soliai the year before. Stills is a nice add with Wallace gone. Clay would’ve been nice to keep but at 605 yds last year was it really worth making home the highest paid TE? $18.5mil over the next 2 years, a $13 mil cap hit for a guy who didn’t start in 11 games over the last few years seems a bad idea.

    I have confidence with changes made.
    Including this Jennings signing.
    He knows the NFL, he knows the offense, he can help the young guys.
    I see him as a huge improvement over Hartline, with Stills as the speedster and Landry in the slot.

  44. “Crowded house?” They now have three number twos. There’s definitely teams with worse receiver situations, but let’s not act like Greg Jennings is some big acquisition. Dude is 32 years old on the decline and hasn’t done squat when he’s not catching passes from a Hall of Fame QB. He’s an okay player, but all he’s reall bringing is name value and a veteran presence, he doesn’t offer much on the field at this point.

  45. If a team really wants a great player who is a free agent, they are always going to have to overpay to get them. Suh makes ANY defense much better. Charles Clay was a good receiver, but he’s a liability in the running game because he’s an average blocker at best. HE was the player that was overpaid. It takes more than a couple years to fix Ireland’s mess.

  46. This gives the Fins more options with the 14th pick….Shreff, Waynes, Flowers, Parker.

  47. Miami will certainly go after another receiver in the first or second round of the draft. LOL if you think the field will be to crowded for another receiver with speed. Speed allows for separation which is why Gibson and Hartline were released.

  48. If Spielman were smart (two words, Spielman and smart, that you rarely see in the same sentence), he would have traded Craig Jennings for Wallace. Miami gets value in dumping an unproductive and vastly overpaid Wallace in a trade to the Vikings, and then turns around and signs Jennings for less than half his original contract with no compensation back to the Vikings.

    And yet somehow, the Viking fans call Spielman a genius. Must be because of all the Superbowl winning teams he has built.

  49. Typical… Dozens of positive comments about a solid WR and good guy signing and a couple of silly ones from nervous Bills and Patriot fans. We understand why:

    The Dolphins Front Office has been nothing short of spectacular… dumps Wallace and his $12M salary, gets an extra 5th round pick and the reliable, verteran they wanted for a third the price. Not one Dolphin Fan claimed we “won” the Offseason, but we have better players for the same money. Weird, because a few weeks back I thought all of you were screaming Cap Hell. Oh by the way, we also just signed 2 Veteran Lineman this moring as well. No more holes and #14 is BPA. Good position to be in come Draft Day. Keep On Hatin. If Philbin wasn’t the HC, I would really be pounding my chest.

  50. Greg is a good guy. Hope he enjoys his years in Miami.

    And yes, I got the Crowded House “don’t dream its over” reference earlier on. Hopefully, since he’s coming from Minny to Miami he won’t take the weather with him.

  51. You guys don’t get it Wallace was not used properly Philbin is too chicken to air it out!!! Jennings & any WR we get will only be used for dink & dunk because that’s all Philbin & his too conservative coaching will allow!!! Tannehill has the gun & wallace don’t fight for the ball like Dez will, so good riddance!!! We STILL NEED O LINE to keep Tannehill upright!!!

  52. Great Addition… I say if the top 2 corners are off the board for the first pick then with that pick I still feel the need to get the best available #1 WR or Phillip Dorsett with that first pick to complete the WR corp…Indeed…

  53. Nice Job Greg! Good fit for Miami, and a great time, as always to get out of Queentown. You got your Superbowl and multiple honors playing in G.B. then got overpaid by the Queens. This is not new aka see Favre, Furguson, Sharper, Bishop, Longwell, Botched-it, I mean Bostic, Harris, etc…….ha, ha, ha, take the queens money after a great career with the class of the NFC North. I love it, you queens crack me up, never leave or sell your team, aka North Stars…..I mean Dallas Stars.

    Greg will have 700 yards and 8-10 TD’s, nice pick up.

    P.S. Grown men in purple ughhh, 3rd grade girls and cheerleaders look good in purple….lol.

  54. When he was young, he performed well in Green Bay, especially for being a smaller man with less than elite speed. Good teammate and positive locker room influence during those years.

    He damaged his long term football statistics and legacy by leaving Green Bay and their high powered offense. Rodgers probably could have gotten him at least one or two more trips to the pro bowl.

  55. LoL at the packer trolls Purple looks good on cheerleaders ok Yellow and green look good on garbage cans just as waste management, oh boy now on to the grown up comment, Greg welcome to Miami you will love it here no snow no GB fans to boo you and way better fans not like the inbred folks in WI!!!!
    Packers act like they are the Steelers or the Patriots man come on 2 SB wins since the AFL/NFL merger lol so how many titles have ya won lol good luck once Aaron is gone!!!!!
    GB fans make the Pats fans look good and i thought that was imposable but you have succeeded lol

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