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Jennings says he’s ‘ready to go’

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 21, 2012 – 4:12 pm

During the closed portion of Friday’s practice, after the media left, it turned out WR Greg Jennings did participate on a limited basis, and speaking with reporters afterwards he sounded optimistic about his chances to play Monday night in Seattle.

“It feels better,” Jennings said of his groin injury, which kept him out of the Week 2 victory over the Bears. “It’s not 100 percent. I’m not going to sit here and act like it’s 100 percent, but it feels really good. I’m extremely excited about the progress.

“Right now, in my mind, I’m ready to go. Felt good. Didn’t feel great, but I felt good enough to where, oh yeah, I can do this.”

Jennings said he expected to practice again on Saturday, but he’s aware the concern of the coaching and medical staffs is that he not re-aggravate the groin injury to the point it sidelines him again, perhaps for even longer. That was the concern after Jennings tested the injury on Tuesday and then had to sit out Thursday’s practice.

Combined with the concussion Jennings sustained during training camp, he called this “a rough start” to the season. He also ended last season on a rough note, sitting out the final three regular-season games with a knee injury and then leaving the playoff game early with a rib problem.

Despite all the missed time, though, Jennings doesn’t feel his timing with QB Aaron Rodgers will suffer considerably when he does return.

“It’s just a matter of being out there consistently,” he said. “That comes back like riding a bike, so I’m not concerned about that. It’s just making sure that I’m ready to be out there, and when I am out there, I can have endurance to stay out there.”

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6 Responses to “Jennings says he’s ‘ready to go’”

  1. By o,brotha on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    Money can’t buy happiness but, it sure helps!. Same with Greg Jennings. We don’t necessarily need him to win, but it would help. Why rush him back and risk a more prolonged injury and rehab time?. As long as we have Mr. Reliable, Donald Driver, do we really have to sweat it?.

  2. By Tarlam on Sep 22, 2012 | Reply

    I have a sneaky suspician they are using Driver sparingly with a grand plan. Thant might include keeping the old man fresh for later in the season, or it might be to ascertain if re-signing Jennings is a priority. i.e. if Cobb, Jones and Boykin pick up the slack with additional snaps, why break the bank for Jennings.

  3. By Paul Shostak on Sep 23, 2012 | Reply

    I own 2 Packer jerseys, #4 and #85. Hopefully Jennings will be fine this year and stay a Packer. #38 Williams is Awesome on D. Packers have a long way to go and need to improve in a lot of areas. Don’t be fooled if we get a lot of wins versus soft teams on the schedule. 49ers and Giants are just some of the obstacles for the Pack.

  4. By Don on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    We can tell you why not to take packers tonight right on our blog!! http://nfllatestnews.com/

  5. By Tyler Kelemen on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    This is huge. Especially against a team that only allows 2.1 yards a carry in between the tackles. We will be forced to through a lto tonight and Seattle knwos taht. Without Jennings, the safety would only have to respect the side for Nelson, but Jennings playing allows us to open up the field and manipulate the secondary. Rodgers should have a field day tonight. Even more so that we has 10 days off.

  6. By Mike on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    don, they also picked the 49ers to crush the vikings and look what happened. seahawks don’t have a prayer.

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