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Wide receiver Jennings visiting Miami Dolphins today

The much anticipated visit with free agent wide receiver Greg Jennings?

It's happening today.

The Dolphins and Jennings were supposed to meet, at least informally, in Phoenix during the NFL annual meeting three weeks ago but that never happened.

Jennings is interesting to the Dolphins because head coach Joe Philbin is familiar with him from their time together with the Green Bay Packers.

The Dolphins want to add a veteran wide receiver presence to a room that has seen the trading of Mike Wallace, and the cutting of Brandon Gibson and Brian Hartline this offseason.

The role for that vet is unclear, however, because it's possible the Dolphins will draft a wide receiver in the first round. So that veteran may be the team's fourth receiver behind the rookie first-round pick, Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills ...

... Or the veteran may be more of a priority if the team fails to land a receiver it wants in the early round.

Landing Jennings -- or veteran Michael Crabtree, who also visited the Dolphins and turned down a contract offer -- would not preclude the Dolphins from drafting a receiver.

Jennings has drawn interest from Carolina, Oakland and Jacksonville after being cut by the Minnesota Vikings. Ironically, Jennings was cut because Minnesota wanted to make room for Wallace, whom they got from the Dolphins.

Jennings, 31, caught 59 passes for 742 yards and six touchdowns in 2014 for the Vikings.

Jennings is a three-time 1,000-yard receiver in the NFL, all of those coming with the Green Bay Packers, the last coming in 2010.

[Update: Jennings left South Florida without a contract].

 

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