Wednesday, January 2, 2013
More evidence of Greg Jennings to Miami?
By James Walker
There are already plenty of reasons to link the Miami Dolphins with pending free-agent receiver Greg Jennings of the Green Bay Packers this offseason.
Jennings once played under Miami rookie head coach Joe Philbin and knows the West Coast offense well. Miami also has plenty of cap room and will be looking for a No. 1 receiver.
However, a family member of Jennings provided further evidence last weekend that Miami could be on the receiver’s radar. Jennings’ sister, Valyencia, reportedly went off on her Twitter account (which is now deleted) a few days ago during Green Bay’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The USA Today captured all the tweets.
“Who can make a play @GregJennings can. He’s the best freakin [sic] receiver these clowns got,” Valyencia Jennings tweeted out of frustration. “Now take your talents to south beach and get paid.”
Ouch! But there is more.
“@GregJennings ball out so you can leave this team,” Valyencia Jennings tweeted of the Packers. “They will miss u when your [sic] gone. It’s all good bye Packers. Cheap team, can’t afford him.”
Although Greg Jennings can’t and won’t say anything about the Dolphins while he is still under contract, you have to think Miami has come up at some point with the Jennings family. Valyencia didn’t just bring up the Dolphins Sunday out of thin air over every other team. Greg Jennings and his family have to be aware of what the Dolphins need, his connection with Philbin and the money Miami is willing to spend. It would make sense for Jennings and the Dolphins to be near the top of each other's offseason wish list.
In fact, Miami could have its choice of top receivers in free agency. In addition to Jennings, receivers Mike Wallace and Dwayne Bowe also are pending free agents and make sense for the Dolphins for different reasons. But Jennings would have the shortest learning curve and fits right into the Dolphins offense.