Free agent receiver Greg Jennings visited the Carolina Panthers on Saturday as the former Pro Bowler looks for a new team, according to two league sources.
No deal is imminent with the Panthers, the sources said. Jennings also is scheduled to talk with the Miami Dolphins, according to an ESPN report.
The Panthers have been looking to add speed to their receiving corps, and they signed fast wideout Ted Ginn Jr. the day before free agency started.
Jennings, 31, is more of a possession receiver at this point in his career, along the lines of the Panthers’ No.2 receiver Jerricho Cotchery. But he’s a sure-handed wideout who would bring depth to the position.
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Jennings still had Carolina on his mind Sunday, tweeting: “Not sure why, but for some reason I have a desire to listen to "Good Charlotte" today! Hmm...”
He spent two seasons in Minnesota before the Vikings cut him March 14, a day after they acquired Mike Wallace from Miami. Jennings signed a five-year, $45 million contract with Minnesota in 2013 and had a salary-cap number of $11 million this year.
Jennings, 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, averaged 63 receptions and 773 yards for the Vikings, and he caught a total of 10 touchdown passes//. He recently had minor elbow surgery, according to an NFL Network report.
Jennings, who went to two Pro Bowls during his seven seasons in Green Bay, would compete with Cotchery for the No. 2 spot in Carolina, alongside Kelvin Benjamin and Ginn, the third wideout.
Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Ron Rivera are in Phoenix for the owners meetings this week.
After former Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy signed with Dallas last week, Jennings tweeted: “Yes, a Greg has just signed a free agency deal. No, it’s not me! Patience, my friends!”
Pittsburgh: The Steelers re-signed linebacker James Harrison to a two-year deal, bringing back the 36-year-old who had 5 1/2 sacks last season. The five-time Pro Bowler will be entering his 13th NFL season. Associated Press
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