Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings, who has missed the past couple games with a groin injury, visited a specialist on Tuesday, according to Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com. “Whether that means Jennings will be cleared to return to action or there is something more amiss with the groin than first thought is unclear,” writes Wilde. “But it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Jennings, who has caught just 12 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown and hasn’t played since that TD reception against New Orleans on Sept. 30, could be sidelined until after the team’s bye week.” The report says players have been hinting that Jennings could return for this Sunday’s game against the Jaguars, but that appears to be premature to say definitively at this point. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Jennings would have a run test on Thursday and perhaps practice on Friday.
A pair of former Packers starters made headlines the past 24 hours when running back Ryan Grant was cut by the Redskins and safety Charlie Peprah has reportedly agreed to a contract with the Cowboys. “Peprah, a Plano native, was one of 15 players who worked out for the Cowboys two weeks ago,” reports Calvin Watson and Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. “He was cut by Green Bay in July after he failed his physical because of a knee injury.” There’s been no indication that the Packers had or are showing interesting in either player despite recent injuries to Charles Woodson at safety and Cedric Benson at running back.
During his weekly radio interview on the ESPN Radio affiliate in Milwaukee at 540 AM WAUK, quarterback Aaron Rodgers talked about the importance of running the football despite having little success. “It’s attempts. It’s quantity at times as much as quality,” Rodgers is quoted as saying by host Jason Wilde. “It’s a balance, to make sure that you’re slowing the rush down and trying to make the most of opportunities when they do have six or seven guys in the box and there are favorable run looks.” Credit Mike McCarthy for learning from his mistakes when he twice went overly heavy in the pass game earlier this season in losses to the Seahawks and the Colts. The Packers don’t need a great running game to be successful, but they do need to be respectable.
A feature on the agents that represent the Packers players is fantastically written by Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It’s a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of the Jerry Maguires.
Fox 11 in Green Bay has items on Mike Holmgren, Pro Bowl voting, Donald Driver being honored, Driver being interviewed, the Coats for Kids collection this Sunday at Lambeau Field and phone drive being spearheaded by the Packers.
A quick look at Mason Crosby comes from the Press-Gazette.
The defense is in focus in an article at Packer Report.
Video: Former Packer LeRoy Butler breaks down some Xs and Os with Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel…
Brian Carriveau is the author of “It’s Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America,” a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and an editor at Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email firstname.lastname@example.org.