Former Green Bay Packer Greg Jennings signed with the Minnesota Vikings yesterday. The unrestricted free agent signed a five-year deal for just less than $50 million.
Jennings hadn’t totally ruled out signing with the Packers again, but Green Bay wasn’t willing to offer as much as they had last season – a two year contract extension worth about $20 million.
“Minnesota stepped up to the plate,” said Jennings at Vikings headquarters Friday during an introductory news conference.
Tight end Tom Crabtree will be packing his bags and heading south. The Packers were hoping to resign the unrestricted free agent but Crabtree decided to go with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A.J. Hawk accepted a pay cut and will stay in Green Bay. Hawk and the Packers restructured the three remaining years on his five-year contract.