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Thursday, October 4, 2012
BBAO: Greg Jennings out for a while

By Kevin Seifert

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A frustrating season for Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings looks like it's about to go on hiatus. Packers coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged Monday that it might be time to shut down Jennings until his strained groin heals more fully, and Wednesday, Jennings told reporters he'll sit "[h]however long it takes" to get himself to a point where the injury won't re-occur when he returns, according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Jennings said he has not been able to create separation or "get that last gear" since suffering the injury Sept. 9. He played Sept. 24 against the Seattle Seahawks and part of the Sept. 30 game against the New Orleans Saints before pulling out.

"I'm not one to complain," Jennings said. "I don't like to make excuses. But at the same time, I'm not going to go out there and know that I can't perform and do the things that I'm accustomed to doing and keep one of the other guys on the bench. When I can do everything the way I'm normally able and capable of doing, then that's when I'll be back out there."

Complicating matters is the fact that Jennings is in the final year of his contract. The Packers aren't believed to have done anything substantive to try to re-sign him, and an injury-plagued year won't give them any additional motivation.

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