GREEN BAY – Greg Jennings thought he could have played last Sunday night, and he didn’t. Now, the Green Bay Packers wide receiver believes he could play this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings without any sort of limitations on his number of snaps. We’ll see if the coaching and medical staffs overrule him on that, too.
“If I had a say, I would just say, ‘Just let me go. I’m good,’” Jennings said Wednesday after being a full participant in practice. “There’s no need for (limiting snaps). But I can’t control that part of it. When my number gets called, I’m going to be ready to go.”
Jennings has caught 12 passes for 78 yards and one touchdown on the season – his last catch was his touchdown against New Orleans on Sept. 30, and he’s missed the last seven games since – and had said last week that he was “ready” after Nov. 1 surgery to repair a lower abdominal muscle injury. This week against the Vikings, he’s focused on assimilating himself into the offense again and not even thinking about the injury.
“I am still chomping at the bit, still feeling really good, making strides every day as far as getting re-acclimated with the offense and just getting in and out of the huddle, seeing the coverages, running routes, being more comfortable,” Jennings said.
Asked where he fits into the offense, Jennings replied, “I don’t know. We’ll see. Obviously they're probably going to err on the side of gradually implementing me in there.”
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he and Jennings spent extra time together last week and are doing so again this week to get him involved.
“We’ve worked on some stuff last week and today he looked great. I’ve been trying to go to him a little bit more in some of the walkthrough stuff where it’s actually pretty quick tempo and in practice, looking for him, just making sure we’re on the same page,” Rodgers said. “We’ve played a lot of football together so I’m not worried about that.”
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