There was some recent chatter that the Packers might consider using the franchise tag on wide receiver Greg Jennings.
Apparently, the possibility of hanging onto him or using the tag to facilitate a trade wasn’t worth a $10.537 million gamble for Packers general manager Ted Thompson, as FOXSports.com’s Alex Marvez reports the Packers will not use the tag.
That opens the door for the 29-year-old wideout to test free agency.
Given his age and the fact he missed eight games with injuries last year, it’s hard to gauge what the market for Jennings will be. He’s made plays when he’s been well, but there are younger alternatives in the market with as much big-play ability or more.