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Continued: Now a Viking, Jennings eager to work on chemistry with Ponder

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 16, 2013 - 7:54 AM

Jennings also said he can’t wait to take advantage of all the eight-man fronts that teams use to stop Adrian Peterson.

“There’s going to be some special things taking place on the football field,” said the man with the 15.4-yard career average per catch.

Jennings said he already respected the Vikings for how they “kind of snuck up on everybody, including the Packers” last year. But sitting down to dinner with them on Thursday night at Manny’s also gave him a family vibe, he said. Among the former sworn enemies sitting across from him was defensive end Jared Allen, whom Jennings said he’s now excited to call a teammate.

“I’m very appreciative [of the Packers], but it is a business,” he said. “This has happened before. I’m not the first Packer to jump on this side, so that makes it a little bit more relieving. It’s exciting. Obviously, it will be a little bit more meaningful to get a win over those guys over [in Green Bay] than probably any other game on the schedule.”

 

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