Greg Jennings says he’s sore, but still playing tonight

AP

Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings says he’s playing tonight against the Seahawks, despite a groin injury that’s still bothering him.

Jennings told ESPN’s Lisa Salters he’s well enough to play.

Officially, he’s still a game-time decision, but Jennings did practice Friday and Saturday.

“I thought Greg looked good today,” McCarthy said Saturday. “He made a big jump from earlier in the week. He practiced well.”

Jennings suffered the injury in the opener against the 49ers, and wasn’t able to turn it around in the short week to face the Bears four days later.

19 responses to “Greg Jennings says he’s sore, but still playing tonight

  1. Go Pack Go! It’s a much better offense with Greg in the lineup. I’m anticipating a much improved offensive performance tonight than in the 2 previous weeks. Much to do with both health of their offense, and lack of strength in Seattle’s defense (compared to the Bears/49ers).

  2. “lack of strength in Seattle’s defense (compared to the Bears/49ers).”

    Oh, someone is in for a big surprise tonight.

  3. At the beginning of the year, this game looked like a gimme for the Packers. Now it is a serious gut-check.

    Packers aren’t lighting it up as much as last year on offense, while the defense is just as bad. Seattle meanwhile seems to have a better defense and a better QB, and will probably be tough at home.

    A loss tonight for the Packers and it will be a real ‘desperation bowl’ next week against the Saints.

  4. Grabgrabgrab, don’t be so quick to write off the Seahawks defense, which is highly underrated. Also you must take into account the 12th man, as they arguably provide the loudest crowd noise in all of the NFL. Just ask the Cowboys.

    Oh, and do you also realize that they had 3 pro bowlers last year in that secondary alone? And there best corner, Richard Sherman, was not on of them!

    Not even a fan, but don’t sleep on them and definitely do not underestimate them.

  5. Yes, they are a much better team with Jennings in the line up, but I would still hold him out until he’s 100%. Its a long season and I’d rather have him healthy at the end and into the playoffs. I think they can squeak by the next few games without him.

  6. The Seahawks secondary is as physical as any in the NFL. In fact, Kam Chancellor is the largest strong safety in the game. They will make a point to see how sound Jennings really is. I hope he is making a good decision for his future. The Pack needs him the rest of the season.

  7. Yup, because Seattle’s defense is ranked higher than both of those you mentioned…
    Jennings won’t want to play after Kam lights him up the first time…
    Go Hawks!

  8. Lack of strength in Seattle’s defense? I’m guessing you don’t know much about the Seahawks Grab. You’ll find out tonight I guess!

  9. He should rest. I understand not wanting to miss a game but its the start of a long season.
    Going to be a killer if he really hurts it and is out the rest of the season. why rush it?
    Seattle is going to be tough, but they should be able to get the W without him tonight.

  10. I’m a Packers fan, and I am not writing this game off tonight. I watched the Hawks last week and they had that “Holy crap these guys look good” going on. You just never know in the NFL. I mean, the Vikings beat the 49ers yesterday, WTF? I think this will be a good game. To the guy above who said the Packers “D” still stinks, did you watch what they did to the Bears last week? Again though, I will not act like the Packers won the Super Bowl with one win. But, I think they did make Cutler cry a little bit.

  11. “Oh, and do you also realize that they had 3 pro bowlers last year in that secondary alone?”

    Playing six games per year against the NFC West helps pad those stats a bit.

  12. bobterwilliger says: Sep 24, 2012 2:21 PM

    Playing six games per year against the NFC West helps pad those stats a bit.

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    Wrong! Last season, the secondary had 0 INTs off Alex Smith, 2 off Sam Bradford, 2 off Kolb and 1 off Skelton last year.

    Browner got one pick off Bradford (Red Bryant the other), Chancellor had one off Kolb (Trufant the other), and Sherman had one off Skelton.

    They did, however, force 3 picks off Eli Manning, who was the Super Bowl MVP last year. Hawks have an underrated secondary/defense.

  13. Everyone (especially Bears and Vikings fans) is always hoping for the Packers to implode.

    So much so, that they’re predicting that a rookie QB will lead the opposing team to victory over the Pack on Monday Night Football, in the biggest game of his career.

    Also, to say that the Packers defense hasn’t improved shows an overall lack of football (or any other) knowledge.

    The Packers will get after Wilson more than Rodgers will be bothered by the Seahawks Defense. While Seattle will play a good game, the Packers are just too good.

    Packers 28, Seahawks 17.

  14. Everyone (especially Bears and Vikings fans) is always hoping for the Packers to implode.

    So much so, that they’re predicting that a rookie QB will lead the opposing team to victory over the Pack on Monday Night Football, in the biggest game of his career.

    Also, to say that the Packers defense hasn’t improved shows an overall lack of football (or any other) knowledge.

    The Packers will get after Wilson more than Rodgers will be bothered by the Seahawks Defense. While Seattle will play a good game, the Packers are just too good.

    Packers 28, Seahawks 17.

  15. So much for the great packers? Y’all better start to respect these young physical Seahawks cause all they do is punch teams in the mouth all day long! This isn’t the Cinderella 2011/2012 year you had Green Bay this is the next season were these ball hawkin pterodactyl man eating birds are coming after you! This is our house century link the best and loudest home field in the league it ain’t happening Green Bay not tonight………

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