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JSOnline.com Jennings and Packers agree on new deal, 2nd highest paid WR behind Fitz


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Green Bay - The Green Bay Packers and Greg Jennings have agreed on the parameters of a contract that will make him among the highest-paid receivers in the National Football League, a league source has confirmed.

Fox-TV 6 in Milwaukee, citing an NFL source, first reported the deal and said it would put Jennings behind Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals on the best-paid receivers list.

Jennings' new deal will likely pay him around $9 million per season through 2012. The contract must be approved by the league and signed by both parties.

Fitzgerald signed a four-year, $40-million contract last year. Tampa Bay's Antonio Bryant is next on the list at $9.88 million, but that is a one-year deal through a franchise tag.

Jennings' deal would put him second among receivers with long-term contracts. Seattle's T.J. Houshmandzadeh ($8 million), Dallas' Roy Williams ($7.8 million) and Houston's Andre Johnson ($7.5 million) would follow on that list.

Jennings told the Journal Sentinel on Monday the two sides were "pretty close" to a new deal.

Jennings was set to make $535,000 this season in the final year of the contract he signed as second-round draft choice out of Western Michigan in 2006.

Jennings will likely become the second-highest paid player on the Packers, behind quarterback Aaron Rodgers ($12. 7 million) and ahead of receiver Donald Driver ($6.6 million).

Jennings caught a career-high 80 passes last season for 1,292 yards and nine touchdowns. He caught 12 touchdown passes in 2007.

In a non-related move because Jennings was already under contract, the Packers released receiver Lorne Sam.


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When a good young player signs a long-term extension, he will ALWAYS become overpaid. That's just the way the system is set-up. When Roddy White gets his extension, suddenly he'll be one of the 2-3 highest paid receivers in the league.

Exactly. It's inflation. I think when Cooley resigned with us he became the highest paid TE in the NFL.

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jennings really has a helluva agent. (actually i was thinkin he was don driver, but kudos jennings)

also how in the world is antonio bryant the second highest paid WR? is this the same AB who was a cowboy?

Antonio Bryant had the franchise tag put on him this year by Tampa, so his salary is a bit inflated. He did have a monster season last year though.

This guy is still going to have the chance to get another huge contract in his career. He'll be 29 by the time this one is done. He's only going to get better.

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