Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 3/19/13
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Shortly after announcing the signing of receiver Greg Jennings to a reported five-year, 47.5 million contract with 18 million guaranteed, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman spoke with local reporters on the side and offered his reasoning for breaking from his philosophy of staying away from paying big money in free agency. Spielman firmly believes in building through the draft and only supplementing through free agency. He desires to stay away from getting in bidding wars. This time, Jennings was different. "To me, he was a unique situation, Spielman explained. "And I tell you guys all the time, if there's something unique out there that you have an opportunity to go get a player, and we're very, very fortunate to have the ownership we have to give us the resources we need to go do a move like we did today. So, again, I'm a very strong believer in building through the draft, but every once in a while something unique will come about that you just ...
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