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Report: WR Jennings visits Vikings

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Greg Jennings will spend Thursday on his first free agent visit. The Green Bay Packers' wide receiver won't go far -- he's headed to Minnesota for a sitdown with the Vikings.

General manager Rick Spielman and coach Leslie Frazier said the Vikings entered the offseason facing the reality that they needed a No. 1 receiver, and that was before sending Percy Harvin to Seattle for a first-round pick and two other draft picks in a trade that became official Tuesday.

Jennings could fit the bill. He's 29, and has 425 receptions for 6,537 yards and 53 touchdowns since being drafted 52nd overall by the Packers in 2006.

Jennings is coming off his least productive season in seven seasons in Green Bay. Hamstring injuries and groin surgery limited him to eight games and five starts, with a career-low 36 receptions for 366 yards and four touchdowns.

The Vikings re-signed Jerome Simpson and could use one of their two first-round picks -- No. 23 and the 25th overall pick acquired in the Harvin trade -- to add another receiver.

The Packers are showing interest in retaining Jennings. Keeping him in the mix might eliminate any funds available to bring in a running back. Steven Jackson, who has discussed a three-year contract with the Packers, is reportedly the team's preferred option at the right price.
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