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INDIANAPOLIS -- Training camp is still five months away, but even that length of time likely won't be enough for Green Bay Packers defensive end Jerel Worthy.
Worthy, who tore his ACL in the final game of the regular season, underwent knee surgery in mid-January and has a long road to recovery.
"I think training camp is definitely going to be a stretch, just because of the timing of his injury," coach Mike McCarthy said Friday at the Combine. "Once again, he has to go through the rehab process and get healthy."
Worthy, the first of Green Bay's two second-round picks in 2012, did not live up to his draft position as a rookie. He recorded 14 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
"I like a lot of the things he did," McCarthy said. "He brings a lot of energy. There's a lot of things he can improve on, and I definitely think he can be one of those players who makes a jump in year two."
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According to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is looking to make $14 million per season.
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Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee writes that it’s “almost impossible” to imagine the Packers releasing TE Jermichael Finley after listening to head coach Mike McCarthy at yesterday’s Combine presser.
“I thought Jermichael had probably the tale of two seasons,” McCarthy said, echoing his comments from immediately after the season ended. “I thought in...
Tom Pelissero of ESPN “heard” that Packers impending free agent WR Greg Jennings could be seeking a contract that would pay him as much as $14 million per year.
Lot of opinions here about what top receiver UFAs may command. Heard Greg Jennings wants $14M/year. Tough to see that happening.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 22, 2013
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Today is the 27th day of FOX Sports Wisconsin Packers writer Paul Imig's offseason evaluations of every player on Green Bay's roster.Click here for all of Paul's previous evaluationsand come back every day through mid-March for Paul's in-depth film and statistical analysis. Coming up soon:
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