Greg Jennings Says He’s Playing Monday Night
Greg Jennings is ready for some football.
The Green Bay Packers star wide receiver says he’s playing Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Jennings sat out last Thursday’s against the Chicago Bears after suffering a groin injury four days earlier versus the San Francisco 49ers. He had a setback in his recovery earlier this week and missed practice Thursday, but was active during drills on Friday.
Though Jennings acknowledges he’s not one hundred percent, he said that won’t keep him from playing.
“I’m not completely worried about [the groin injury] lingering too bad,” said Jennings after Friday’s practice. “It is what it is. It’s going to be something I’m going to have to push through right now. If I can get close to one hundred percent, that’s all I’m looking for.”
This is good news for the Packers, since even a close to one hundred percent Jennings is still better than all of their receivers not named Jordy Nelson. James Jones and Jermichael Finley are too inconsistent at times, and though Randall Cobb is getting more plays and has looked solid so far, he’s still a work in progress in becoming a starting wideout. Jennings’ return also brings more attention from the Seahawks secondary, leaving more mismatches for quarterback Aaron Rodgers to exploit.
We’ll see Monday night if Jennings can put the team on his back.
Jennings’ healthy return is good news to fantasy owners everywhere. His fundamentals and ability to get open are as good as anyone’s, and being Rodgers’ No. 1 target, he’s going to get a lot of balls thrown his way. The possibility of him re-aggravating his groin injury against the Seahawks is there, but he’s certainly worth the risk to start this week. Getting through Friday’s practice with no problems, and his persistence in stating he’s playing no matter what, should be enough reason to go with Jennings this week.