Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is still suffering from a groin injury that took place during the team’s season opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers. It cost him a chance to face the Chicago Bears just four days later on Thursday Night Football, but Green Bay was able to eek out an ugly win even without Jennings.
Fortunately for the Packers, it does not appear as if they will have to find out if they can win two games in a row without Jennings.
The wide receiver says he will play on Monday Night Football when the Packers hit the road to take on the Seattle Seahawks. He is still sore, but he said that he feels well enough to play and hopefully lead Green bay to another big win.
Head coach Mike McCarthy is still calling Jennings a game time decision, but even he admitted that the receiver has looked much better in practice over the past few days while hoping that this latest injury will not longer throughout the regular season.
“I thought Greg looked good today,” coach Mike McCarthy said after watching Jennings practice Saturday for the second straight day. “He made a big jump from earlier in the week. He practiced well.” At that point, McCarthy said of Jennings’ chances of playing were better than 50-50.
McCarthy still feels as it is more of an endurance issue with Jennings, but he took all of his usual amounts of snaps in practice the past two days. That should signal that he will at least start on MNF.
Whether or not he is healed enough to finish will remain to be seen.
If Aaron Rodgers’ stats and the Packers’ recent struggles in the passing game is any indication, Jennings’ return will be a huge lift.