Greg Jennings to visit Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have a glaring hole on their roster.

They need help at the wide receiver position.

Now, arguably the best receiver on the market will pay a visit. Greg Jennings, the longtime standout for the Green Bay Packers, will visit the Vikings today, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. It’s a probable sign that Jennings’ big salary demands have lowered because Jennings’ camp has been after the Vikings from the start and they have balked.

Signing Jennings would not only help the Vikings it would do damage to the Packers because there have been reports that he could return to Green Bay. He’s a solid performer but isn’t likely to fetch the $10 million annual average in salary he’s been seeking.

The Vikings hold two picks in the first round after their trade of Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks, so they will surely be targeting a wide receiver high in the draft. Pairing a young player with a veteran like Jennings would greatly upgrade the targets for quarterback Christian Ponder. We’ll see if the Vikings can get a deal done at their price.

Follow me on Twitter: @BradBiggs

Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune

Upcoming Games

Aug 13th, 1:00 PM

Kansas City +1 -110

Chicago -1 -110

@

Aug 13th, 1:00 PM

Carolina +2.5 -110

Washington -2.5 -110

@

Aug 13th, 4:00 PM

Indianapolis +3.5 -110

Buffalo -3.5 -110

@

Aug 13th, 7:00 PM

Seattle +3 -110

Pittsburgh -3 -110

@

Aug 13th, 7:30 PM

Miami -1 -110

Tampa Bay +1 -110

@

Aug 13th, 8:00 PM

New Orleans -1 -110

Houston +1 -110

@

Aug 13th, 9:00 PM

Dallas +2 -110

Denver -2 -110

@

Aug 13th, 10:00 PM

LA Rams +2.5 -110

LA Chargers -2.5 -110

@

Aug 14th, 4:25 PM

Minnesota +2.5 -110

Las Vegas -2.5 -110

@

Aug 18th, 8:00 PM

Chicago

Seattle

@

Aug 19th, 7:00 PM

Carolina

New England

@

Aug 19th, 8:00 PM

New Orleans

Green Bay

@

Aug 19th, 10:00 PM

Houston

LA Rams

@

Aug 20th, 1:00 PM

Detroit

Indianapolis

@

Aug 20th, 1:00 PM

Denver

Buffalo

@

Aug 20th, 4:00 PM

Washington

Kansas City

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

Pittsburgh

Jacksonville

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

Las Vegas

Miami

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

Tampa Bay

Tennessee

@

Aug 20th, 7:00 PM

San Francisco

Minnesota

@

Aug 20th, 10:00 PM

Dallas

LA Chargers

@