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“I’ve got some news to share with you guys,” Jennings says, smiling. “Football is over. I’m done. No more big hits. No more, ‘Touchdown, Greg Jennings.'”
Jennings clarified that while he is done playing Authentic Tony McDaniel Jersey football, he may not be done with football entirely.
“At least within the lines of a football field, I’m done, and I’m excited to be done,” Jennings said.
Jennings, 32, was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He spent his first seven years with the Packers and enjoyed success catching passes from Aaron Rodgers. Jennings’ career peak was between 2007-10, when he averaged 69 catches, 1,147 yards and nine touchdowns per season.
In 2013, Jennings signed a five-year, $45 million contract with the Vikings, but his production quickly declined. He had 59 catches for 742 yards and six touchdowns in 2014, but Minnesota decided to save the cap hit and released him. Jennings joined the Dolphins on a two-year deal worth $8 million, but he did even less, recording just 19 catches for 208 yards and a touchdown. The Dolphins wasted little time cutting Jennings in the offseason.
The decline in productivity and the fact that he remained a free agent since being cut by the Dolphins surely contributed to Jennings’ decision to retire, and he seems pleased with the choice.
CINCY CUTS MAYS: Bengals cut safety Taylor Mays with training camp days away. The Bengals won’t have Mays back for a second tour of duty after the team surprisingly cut him over the weekend. That leaves the team with multiple vacant roster spots entering next week when training camp opens.