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Former Packers wideout Greg Jennings released by Vikings

The former Packers wide receiver lasted two seasons in Minnesota.

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Two years ago, Greg Jennings left the Green Bay for division rival Minnesota. Now, the former Packers wide receiver is also a former Viking.

On Saturday, the team announced Jennings' release via their website. The wideout became expendable following the acquisition of Mike Wallace from the Miami Dolphins. The release will save the Vikings $9 million if Jennings is designated as a post-June 1 cut per Over the Cap.

Jennings was Minnesota's most productive pass catcher over the last two years, catching 127 balls for 1,546 yards and 10 touchdowns. Yet those numbers are a far cry from his production with the Packers where he generated over 900 yards in five consecutive seasons. The downturn is partially the result of poor quarterback play, as the Vikings trotted out Christian Ponder, Josh Freeman and Matt Cassel before settling on current starter Teddy Bridgewater.

While Jennings is no longer regarded as an upper tier wide receiver, he can still be productive in the right settling. He'll be an attractive option for a team with a strong quarterback and a need for a third or fourth pass catcher.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an SB Nation newsdesk contributor and NFL writer for Sports on Earth.