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Report: Greg Jennings is 50-50 to play

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The official injury report says “doubtful,” which means there’s a 25-percent chance receiver Greg Jennings will face the Bears on Thursday Night Football.  The reality could be that Jennings is closer to questionable, based on a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Schefter says that Jennings is 50-50 to play.

So why is Jennings doubtful?  The innocuous answer is that, with limited categories, the team had to pick either 25 percent to 50 percent.  So the team picked 25 percent.  The more cynical explanation is that the Packers deliberately understated Jennings’ status in the hopes of making the Bears think that Jennings won’t be playing.

Regardless, like Cowboys tight end Jason Witten last week, who was doubtful with a lacerated spleen but played, Jennings may play, too.  And this could be the start of a new trend in which teams use the “doubtful” label more liberally for guys who in reality could be far more likely than doubtful to play.

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19 Responses to “Report: Greg Jennings is 50-50 to play”
  1. mialto says: Sep 12, 2012 6:23 PM

    Playing the system! Just suit up and play ball!

  2. arlingtonsynn says: Sep 12, 2012 6:37 PM

    I once saw Greg Jennings play on a broken leg.

    He really put the team on his back that day…

  3. cuse6468 says: Sep 12, 2012 6:37 PM

    This is the major problem with FF. The dreaded wait until game time. Screw that. We should pick the whole damn backfield then who the hell cares who starts or if they are yanked.

  4. grabgrabgrab says: Sep 12, 2012 6:40 PM

    He’ll play! It’s on!

  5. burm61 says: Sep 12, 2012 6:44 PM

    Donald Driver is mystified… oh yeah let’s go there

  6. sakatak says: Sep 12, 2012 6:47 PM

    A little over 24 hours to kickoff.

  7. fantasticfootballguru says: Sep 12, 2012 6:57 PM

    This will be a frequently injured season the packers will take a step backwards this year as they are the second best team in this division

  8. mikealstott says: Sep 12, 2012 7:04 PM

    Which half will play?

  9. 808raiderinparadise says: Sep 12, 2012 7:06 PM

    Give me some real insight …. like how many times he will be targeted? catches/yards ….

  10. larryboodry says: Sep 12, 2012 7:10 PM

    fantasticfootballguru says: Sep 12, 2012 6:57 PM

    This will be a frequently injured season the packers will take a step backwards this year as they are the second best team in this division
    Works for me…Behind who?

  11. packerfanfornot4life says: Sep 12, 2012 7:13 PM

    everyone is 50-50 to play. either they will or they won’t

  12. judsonjr says: Sep 12, 2012 7:15 PM

    Let’s go inside the mind of a Greg Jennings…*blllrrroopp*.

  13. nyyjetsknicks says: Sep 12, 2012 8:01 PM

    It’s week 2 and he’s on 4 days rest. The Packers offense will carry them, if they make a deep playoff run.

  14. jimdmbwv says: Sep 12, 2012 8:47 PM

    Someone please let me know if Jennings plays, i’ll be watching that epic Rutgers-USF game ….. ESPN has to be real happy about the NFL starting Thursday night games week 1.

  15. opietaylor says: Sep 12, 2012 9:38 PM

    Jennings will have a great game; TIM Jennings

  16. ohiobears says: Sep 12, 2012 9:42 PM

    Who cares?! They’re just trying to make Chicago second guess his availability, buts it’s not OUR defense we worry about, it’s that Marvelous quacker secondary!!!

  17. gomnvikings says: Sep 12, 2012 10:54 PM

    Go Bears!!! this coming from a vikes fan!

  18. jimboinlimbo says: Sep 12, 2012 10:56 PM

    Figures…a Packer with a sore groin…that’s what you get for beating yourself over and again…funny more of em aren’t blind!

  19. eaglesnoles05 says: Sep 13, 2012 1:44 AM

    Either way, Randall Cobb is gonna ball out.

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