Monday March 16th, 2015

Free-agent wide receiver Greg Jennings wrote a thank you to the Minnesota Vikings organization and its fans following his release from the team. 

The Vikings announced on Saturday they had released Jennings after two seasons with the team. The 31-year-old came to Minnesota after seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers.

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In his statement, Jennings said he respects the Vikings' decision to part ways "amicably." From the statement:

I would like to thank the Minnesota Vikings organization. It was an honor to play for such a great franchise for the past two seasons. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the team and made some good friends.

I would also like to thank the Vikings fans who warmly welcomed me and my family. Being a part of the Vikings and the Minnesota community has been a positive experience and a true blessing.

Jennings also said he and his family will continue to "make our home" in Minnesota, and that his foundation will remain committed to Minneapolis and his hometown of Kalamazoo, Mich.

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Jennings caught 59 passes for 742 yards and six touchdowns while playing all 16 games last season.

- Molly Geary

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