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Packers Daily Links: Jennings Concussion Symptoms Are No Small Matter

Packers Pro Bowl wide receiver Greg Jennings clued the media in about his concussion reported after the team's intra-squad scrimmage on Friday Aug. 3. Jennings said he had concussion symptoms two days prior to that. “I hit my head on the ground, split my nose open, but it probably was a little bit before that on Wednesday, because I started getting headaches Wednesday — got hit Wednesday and finished practice,” Jennings is quoted as saying in the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “The next day, (had) headaches during practice, didn’t think anything of it. Then Friday, Family Night, I probably reaggravated it or whatever. I make it sound like it was minor, but it really wasn’t, honestly.” Jennings returned to practice on Sunday, but head coach Mike McCarthy wants to make sure he's fully healthy before he puts Jennings into Thursday's preseason game. Given the serious nature of Jennings' condition, it sounds like the Packers should err on the side of caution.

More on Greg Jennings' concussion comes from Fox Sports Wisconsin, the Associated Press,, twice and JSOnline.

In addition to the return of Greg Jennings, the Packers got a dose of good news on Sunday on the injury front. "Receiver Greg Jennings, tight end Jermichael Finley, fullback John Kuhn and cornerback Sam Shields returned from injuries, and new running back Cedric Benson participated in his first full-pads practice," writes Bill Huber of Packer Report. All those players are capable of playing large roles this season, so it's good to see them out on the practice field and returning to duty.

More on the positive injury report comes from, twice, and the Packers official website.

Running back Cedric Benson practiced for the first time in pads on Sunday and could be a starter for the Packers as soon as this Thursday. "Given Benson's experience and Green's lack of it - not to mention a knee that underwent major surgery last year - it's obvious the veteran is the likely starter," writes Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "All Benson has to do is show that he's close to the same player who rushed for 1,000 yards each of the last three seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals." It hasn't hurt Benson's cause that James Starks and Brandon Saine have been out injured, and if Starks isn't careful, he could lose his starting gig for good.

More on Cedric Benson comes from and the Press-Gazette.

Rookie safety Jerron McMillian appears to be climbing up the depth chart. "On Sunday in practice, the rookie fourth-round pick got some snaps with the first-string defense, by virtue of his take-notice performance in the Packers’ otherwise gloomy 35-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night," writes Jason Wilde of McMillian isn't guaranteed of a starting gig, but with good performances in the final two preseason games, he may be able to cement that job.

More on Jerron McMillian comes from the Journal Sentinel.

Training camp round-ups come from the Journal Sentinel and the Press-Gazette.

Head coach Mike McCarthy moved practice inside halfway through Sunday's practice due to a threat of lightning. More from the Press-Gazette and

Cornerback Jarrett Bush was working with the starters once again on Sunday, writes Rob Demovsky of the Press-Gazette.

The need to win a preseason game is covered by Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinel.

The no-huddle offense in Green Bay is featured in an article by Pete Dougherty of the Press-Gazette.

Get to know rookie tight end Brandon Bostick.

The new seating options at Lambeau Field beginning in 2013 are shared by Fox 11.

Thoughts on general manager Ted Thompson and the state of the Packers are posted at

Rookie defensive lineman Jerel Worthy is the focus of a post at Packerpedia.

Video: Drew Smith and Johnnie Gray of Fox 11 talk about Packers training camp...

Brian Carriveau is the editor at Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email

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FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Brian, now that it's been disclosed Greg has had three concussions by the Packers count, do you see that lowering his value to other teams if he hits FA? Or possibly could it help the Packers retain him for a bit less than if he didn't have that history? With the way the league is treating these things, I would think GM's would have to take that into consideration. The next one hypothetically, could be the last one.


Jack's picture

Umm... 3 concussions? Maybe 2- the one on Wednesday and then Family Night. And I don't know, but I'd have a hard time believing this could significantly impact his free agent value, or that his next one would be career-ending. I suppose it's possible

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

T-H-R-E-E by the Packers count, you know... The only count that matters.

'While he and the Packers medical staff disagree on the number of concussions he’s had – Jennings insists this was his second; the doctors and trainers have him down for a third"

You're welcome.

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

You're forgetting the one against Arizona in the preseason a few years ago. It was ugly.

Jack's picture

you right, you right

Brian Carriveau's picture

I think it depends on what he does this season. If Greg has an amazing season and shows no further signs or symptoms, I don't think it will be held against him. If he suffers another concussion, however, you're right, it may severely lower his value.

Khawaja's picture

A lot of contracts are up this season. Rodgers needs a deal done very soon. Don't be surprised if one gets done by October. Clay. Jennings. With his injury last offseason and if he has any this season and with Nelsons emergence I don't see how Greg makes it past this season with us. I love the guy. Amazing. I hope it doesn't happen.

packsmack25's picture

Jennings still makes the offense go.

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture


PackersRS's picture

They would have to be insane to let Jennings go.

pkrNboro's picture

I thought for sure there would be one or more cuts after the Cleveland game -- in an attempt to get the players' attention, and subsequently their best performance.

I'm beginning to see a team with some very well-paid starters, and a bunch of others that know the Packers will have a 53 man roster.

woodson4president's picture

Excited for McMillian. Kid seems like he plays hard every snap.

PackersRS's picture

I've heard his wife is the real though one.

Thank you, I'm here all week!

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