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Green Bay is reportedly still talking to free agent wide receiver Greg Jennings
Just a few short weeks ago, it seemed a foregone conclusion that Greg Jennings wouldn’t be back with the Packers. Well, that was then and this is now. According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports, NFC North rivals Green Bay and Minnesota are currently battling it out to sign the former Pro Bowl wide receiver. If that’s truly the case, general manager Ted Thompson needs to find a way to close the deal as soon as possible.
There were many reasons why the offense wasn’t as potent in 2012 as it was in 2011. Aaron Rodgers wasn’t quite as accurate, the O-line wasn’t as healthy or as talented and Mike McCarthy had as many draws as he did TKOs against opposing defensive coordinators. But the biggest reason of all may have been the injuries that kept Jennings sidelined for 8 games and rendered him relatively ineffective in 4 others.
For all the excellent work done by Jordy Nelson and especially Randall Cobb and James Jones, the passing game really missed Jennings. Because he’s been hurt so much recently, it’s easy to forget just how great a player he was from 2007 to 2011. The former Western Michigan standout averaged 69 catches, 1,108 yards and 9 TDs. Impressive, but the one number that really stands out is 16.1 – the average yards gained on every reception. That’s 4 yards higher than the league average during that time.
The big play is what made Jennings so valuable to the offense. Despite only average speed, he was seemingly always able to make something happen down the field. That’s because, other than straight-line speed, he had everything else you look for in a wide receiver. He was a quick-footed, fluid-moving athlete. He had good balance and body control. He used deft nods to set up defensive backs and got in and out of breaks cleanly. He could also snatch balls outside his frame and he had nice boundary awareness.
Re-signing Jennings would probably mean having to sacrifice tight end Jermichael Finley. I’m OK with that. Remember, the Packers won a Super Bowl without him in 2010. They could do it again – provided that the left tackle position is solidified, the running game is at least respectable and the defense gets its act together in big games. If those things happen, it really doesn’t matter who lines up at the tight end position.
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According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Green Bay Packers are still trying to negotiate with wide receiver Greg Jennings even though it looks like his days over as a Packer.
“I hear the Packers are still trying to negotiate with him,” said Rapoport.
He also mentioned the Colts, Browns and Vikings as possible landing spots for Jennings.
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The Minnesota Vikings have weakened their receiving corps so far this offseason with a trade of Percy Harvin to Seattle. Now the Vikings are pulling out all the stops to land Greg Jennings.
On Thursday evening Jennings dinned with the Vikings. Naturally coach Leslie Frazier and general manager Rick Speilman were in attendance, so to was Jared Allen reports Tom Pelissero.
According to Tom Pelisserro of 1500ESPN.com, the Minnesota Vikings aren’t interested in former Packers’ wide receiver Greg Jennings right now.
I’m told the #Vikings are NOT actively pursuing Greg Jennings right now. Of course, that level of activity can change …
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 13, 2013
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