EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Greg Jennings reached veteran status in his seven years with the Green Bay Packers and didn't look forward to each year's four preseason games.
Like many of the league's established players, Jennings preferred to get his work in during practice and leave game action to those fighting for roster spots or their NFL careers. Jennings knew the Green Bay offense and had a rapport built with the quarterbacks. Preseason games, as Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen and others agree, were an undesirable obligation.
Jennings is learning, along with many other circumstances, things are different for him in Minnesota. The Vikings' new No. 1 receiver is eager for more preseason work with the third preseason game and the first-team offense's most extensive action upcoming on Sunday.
"In my opinion, I need the work because I haven't been here," Jennings said. "This is a new system, a new quarterback, a new team chemistry, so...