The Minnesota Vikings have decided to release wide receiver Greg Jennings after trading for Mike Wallace, despite Jennings only playing for two of the five seasons on his Vikings contract.
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Jennings had signed a five-year, $45 million deal with the Vikings after leaving the Green Bay Packers. He proved to be a free-agent bust as he never reached more than 804 receiving yards in a season.
Charles Johnson became a breakout receiver for the Vikings later in the 2014 season, which minimized Jennings’ role in the Vikings offense.
Jennings was due $8.9 million for the 2015 season, and reports indicate that he was unwilling to restructure his contract.
NFL on ESPN reported on Jennings’ release on Twitter.
The Vikings have released WR Greg Jennings. 2 seasons in MIN 2013: 68 rec, 804 yds, 4 TD 2014: 59 rec, 742 yds, 6 TD pic.twitter.com/vU6YtRooSh
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 14, 2015