MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on a deal to land free agent receiver Greg Jennings from their rivals in Green Bay.
Jennings gives Minnesota the No. 1 receiver third-year quarterback Christian Ponder has desperately needed. The person requested anonymity because the deal had not been officially announced.
Jennings caught 36 passes for 366 yards and four touchdowns in eight games last season. He bolsters a thin receiving group that grew thinner when the Vikings traded star Percy Harvin to Seattle earlier this offseason.
He becomes the latest Packer to head across the border to Minnesota. Darren Sharper, Brett Favre and Ryan Longwell are other high-profile Packers to make the move.
Kolb out in Arizona
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Cardinals have released Kevin Kolb, ending the quarterback's two injury-filled seasons with the team.
The team's move on Friday came just ahead of the deadline for paying Kolb a $2 million roster bonus. The team paid Kolb some $20 million over two seasons after acquiring him in a trade that sent a second-round draft pick and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to the Philadelphia Eagles.
But Kolb was plagued by injuries and inconsistent play in his two seasons in Arizona.
Kolb was due to make $9 million this coming season. Earlier this week, Arizona signed free agent quarterback Drew Stanton. Stanton was the backup last season at Indianapolis, where new coach Bruce Arians was interim head coach.
At his news conference announcing the firing of coach Ken Whisenhunt, Cardinals President Michael Bidwill said "I'm not ready to give up on Kevin Kolb yet," but the team wound up doing just that after bringing in Arians and elevating Steve Keim to the position of general manager.
Kolb appeared in 15 games in two seasons with Arizona, 14 as a starter.
No deal for Ed Reed
HOUSTON -- Free agent safety Ed Reed is leaving Houston with no deal in place with the Texans.
The nine-time Pro Bowl safety departed Reliant Stadium on Friday after two days of talks. Reed arrived in Houston on Thursday aboard team owner Bob McNair's private jet and had a full day of meetings. The team announced on its Twitter site Friday morning that Reed was back in its offices at Reliant.
The Texans are trying to sign Reed to make up for an otherwise disappointing week. Receiver Kevin Walter was cut, safety Glover Quin signed with Detroit, and tight end James Casey and linebacker Connor Barwin signed with Philadelphia.
Reed is the Ravens' franchise leader in interceptions with 61 and his 1,541 return yards with those pickoffs is an NFL career record.
Chargers sign Woodhead
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers have agreed to a two-year contract with former New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead.
Woodhead is expected to complement Ryan Mathews, who's been plagued with injuries and a fumbling problem.
Woodhead was New England's second-leading rusher with 301 yards and four touchdowns on 76 carries while catching 40 passes for 446 yards and three scores.
He spent two seasons with the New York Jets and three with the Patriots.
Dolphins sign Keller
MIAMI -- Tight end Dustin Keller has signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.
Keller spent his first five NFL seasons with the New York Jets and has 17 career touchdown catches. He was slowed by a left ankle injury last year and made 28 catches for 317 yards and two scores in eight games.
The Dolphins announced the signing Friday. They acquired Keller to replace Anthony Fasano, their starting tight end the past four years, who signed Tuesday with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Delay forces Broncos to cut Dumervil
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A person familiar with the situation says the Denver Broncos were forced to cut defensive lineman Elvis Dumervil after a delay in getting paperwork completed on a new contract that both parties had agreed to.
The person who spoke to The Associated Press on Friday did not want to be identified because the negotiations were not public.
The Broncos, who wanted Dumervil to take a pay cut, had to reach a deal by 1:59 p.m. Denver time on Friday, or Dumervil's $12 million contract in 2013 would be guaranteed. They came to an agreement about a half-hour before the deadline, but because the team hadn't received the paperwork to make the deal official before 1:59, it was forced to release him.
Denver could still bring back the defensive end.