On Monday morning, two days after the Vikings released him after acquiring fellow wide receiver Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings made his first comments about his release in a social media statement.

In that post, Jennings said he and the Vikings parted ways “amicably.” He also said that his family will continue to make its home in Minnesota and that his charity, the Greg Jennings Foundation, will still be committed to children in the Twin Cities.

Here is the full statement from Jennings:

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.

I respect the organization’s decision to part ways and we do so amicably. I wish the best to the young and talented group of men on that team.

Although I will continue my career with a different organization, my family and I will still make our home in Minnesota. Since we are raising our family in Minneapolis, the Greg Jennings Foundation will remain committed to improving the lives of all children through education in Minneapolis and my hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan. God bless you all! I look forward to running into you at Mall of America.    


Greg Jennings