Three weeks ago, at the NFL owners’ meetings, Jaguars general manager David Caldwell confirmed that his team had some interest in wide receiver Greg Jennings, but cautioned that no visit had been scheduled. Now, it appears that visit will finally happen. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Jennings is scheduled to pay a visit to Jacksonville to meet with the Jags today.
Jennings, 31, caught just 59 balls for 742 yards during the 2014 season, prompting the Vikings to cut him just two years into a massive five-year contract. The two-time Pro Bowler never seemed to fully fit in Minnesota, so a fresh start could help. However, he’s unlikely to return to the highs of his earlier years in Green Bay. From 2008 to 2010, Jennings averaged about 75 receptions, 1,220 yards, and eight touchdowns per year with the Packers.
The Jaguars have a nice young core at wide receiver, even if former fifth overall pick Justin Blackmon never plays another game for the team — and even after losing Cecil Shorts in free agency. Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson, and Allen Hurns currently sit atop the team’s depth chart, so the club could use a veteran to complement that young group. Of course, the biggest name among the Jags’ pass-catchers is Julius Thomas, who inked a lucrative five-year contract with the team earlier in free agency.