According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Green Bay Packers are still deciding whether or not to use the franchise tag on soon-to-be free agent receiver Greg Jennings.
Interesting to hear the #Packers are still considering franchising Greg Jennings. Thought that ship had sailed. Apparently not.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 24, 2013
Jennings is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 12, and it has been widely believed that the Packers would allow the 29-year-old receiver to get to free agency.
In eight games last season, Jennings caught 36 passes for 366 yards and four touchdowns.
Jennings told NFL AM last December that he was not interested in returning to Green Bay on the franchise tag.
“Will I be here? That’s totally up to the Packers,” Jennings said. “I know one way I don’t want to be here is under a franchise tag.”
The value of next season’s franchise tag for receivers is $10.357 million.
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