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This past Monday marked the first calendar day NFL teams could franchise tag their free agents ahead of a long offseason. At the moment only five or six names look to be a guaranteed certainty in terms of their future, while the rest of the pool swims freely in doubt.
Names like Joe Flacco and Jairus Byrd will be linked to beefy contracts in no-time – neither the Ravens or the Bills will want to give teams even the slightest sniff to place a bid or a dollar amount.
Players like Greg Jennings though — someone who is no longer a “franchise” type player for the Packers — look to be as good as gone perhaps well before the draft.
The Packers have no real need for Jennings anymore to put it bluntly. It’s not that he’s a bad receiver. And it definitely hurts losing someone who provides a constant deep threat over the middle. Not to mention the chemistry with Aaron Rodgers, which seemed one-of-a-kind at times.
But Ted Thompson is Ted Strong. He sticks to growing players from the ground up a...
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1) Introduction: For Greg Jennings, the 2012 season was the last year remaining on his contract. After suffering a groin injury in the season opener against the San Francisco 49ers, Jennings struggled to return to form, which opened the door for Randall Cobb and James Jones to emerge within the offense. But later in the season, Jennings finally returned to the Pro Bowl form Packers...
According to Don Banks of SI.com, if the St. Louis Rams won’t be going after Greg Jennings and Dwayne Bowe in free agency, even if they aren’t able to re-sign wide receiver Danny Amendola. There’s too much concern over Jennings’ injuries over the past two seasons and a lot of people around the league are worried Bowe will stop playing once he gets paid.
If St. Louis does...
With NFL free agency starting in roughly 25 days on March 12th at 4:00 p.m. ET; there are going to be a lot of players moving and having to restructure deals due to the current salary cap and for various other reasons.The biggest name on the list of free agents is Baltimore Ravens quarterback, Joe Flacco. Unless there is some huge fall out with the Ravens, teams should not even pursue...
Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette writes that the Packers are unlikely to use their franchise tag on WR Greg Jennings.
This really isn’t all that shocking given that there hasn’t been any indication from the Packers that he’s a part of their long-term plans.
Vandermause adds that Green Bay has made no recent attempts to offer Jennings a new contract and expects...
The St. Louis Rams have several questions surrounding the wide receiver position, as Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson are both free
agents. However, if they find themselves in need of an additional wide out, the
team isn’t expected to target free agents Greg Jennings or Dwayne Bowe,
according to Don Banks of Sports Illustrated.
If St. Louis does lose Amendola, it doesn'...
Free agent wide receiver Greg Jennings hasn’t been able to stay healthy recently
Teams are allowed to begin using the franchise tag today, but don’t look for the Packers to employ that mechanism to ensure keeping Greg Jennings around for another season. Here are some reasons why GM Ted Thompson might be reluctant to guarantee the two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver $10 million for...
Peter King of SI.com writes that free agents like WR Greg Jennings and OT Jake Long ”will likely be disappointed” by the kind of interest they’ll find on the open market this year.
King mentions that both Jennings and Long could be impacted by their injury histories and the fact that there are other options available at their respective positions.
King adds that Mike Wallace...
With Greg Jennings likely headed out of Green Bay as a free agent, at least three other Packers wide receivers will be asked this question a lot in the coming weeks and months: Are you a No. 1 wideout?
James Jones, who along with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb could lay a claim to that spot in one of the NFL's most prolific passing offenses, took his turn answering the question...
We continue our look at this year’s crop of free agents by taking a gander at some of the wide receivers and tight ends that are set to hit the open market. There are many good names still in the prime of their careers at both positions, unlike the QBs and RBs we looked at in our last installment. Teams will be opening the checkbook for some of these past Pro Bowlers, making some...
Today is the 22nd 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 evaluations and come back every day through mid-March for Paul's in-depth film and statistical analysis. Coming up soon:
Today: WR Greg Jennings
Tuesday, Feb. 19: S M.D. Jennings
For weeks now we’ve been talking about Greg Jennings and the Miami Dolphins in the same sentence. Is it possible that could be incorrect, and the Dolphins have eyes for somebody else.
Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel is reporting that the Dolphins may be targeting Steelers unrestricted free agent Mike Wallace to be their new number 1.
Multiple sources tell the Sun-Sentinel Steelers receiverMik...
Surviving Sundays With No Packers Football
As I get older, I can’t tell if I’m getting soft, getting smarter, or both.
I was always one of those people who wasn’t bothered by the use of American Indian imagery and slang for team logos and nicknames. I went to school at St. Cloud State University (the Harvard of the Midwest), which was in a hockey conference with the North Dakota...