GREEN Bay, Wi (WSAU) Green Bay Packers’ receiver Greg Jennings says it’s an “educated guess” that he won’t be back with the team next year. The seventh-year pro is in the final year of his current contract – and the Packers have made no visible effort to re-sign him.
Jennings told the “N-F-L Double Coverage Podcast” that he’d be back in a heartbeat if it was his choice – but he said the Packers are going to do what’s best for them. Jennings says he still hopes he’s in Ted Thompson’s and Mike McCarthy’s plans – but if not, he wants to show the other 31 teams his resume and quote, “walk into the door and start back over.”
It’s been a rough contract year for Jennings, who sat out more than two months after having surgery on an abdominal tear that spurred from a groin injury. He suffered that injury on September 30th, after scoring a touchdown against New Orleans. The Packer offense kept humming along with receivers Jordy Nelson, James Jones, and Randall Cobb.
Jennings returned December second against Minnesota – and last week against Chicago, he caught four passes for 50 yards. Jennings says he’s quote, “coming in a little late to the party” and he hopes to be a force during the rest of the regular season and the playoffs.