The Packers will play again this week without Greg Jennings and it doesn’t sound likely he’ll be back next week either.
“I think Greg Jennings will be challenged to play next week vs. Detroit,” McCarthy said via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
That’s McCarthian for there is absolutely no chance Jennings will suit up in what should be a meaningless game for the Packers against Detroit. Green Bay will then have a bye, and expect their best receiver back for the playoffs.
“I don’t think there will be any question that he will play in the playoffs. That’s the early diagnosis based on talking to the medical staff,” McCarthy said.
The Packers are without tackles Bryan Bulaga and Chad Clifton on Sunday. Defensive tackle Ryan Pickett is out again because of a concussion; he may be the key to Green Bay’s faltering run defense.
Green Bay will get James Starks back in the mix against the Bears. He’s probable. If ever there was a game to limit the amount of times Aaron Rodgers dropped back to pass, this would seem to be it.