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WR Jennings more likely to become FA?

Posted by Chris Brown on January 29, 2013 – 10:39 am

It’s long been speculated that Green Bay WR Greg Jennings will hit the free agent market this offseason come mid-March. Now with news that he’s put his suburban Green Bay home on the market, the speculation will only grow.

Jennings, 29, has been hampered by injuries the past two seasons, and only played in eight games in 2012. The Packers front office has been known to let star players move on. Packers GM Ted Thompson has subscribed to the approach that it’s better to let a player go a year too early, than a year too late. Plus they have plenty of younger receiver talent on hand in Green Bay.

Whether Bills GM Buddy Nix is looking to add a receiver via free agency remains to be seen. Nix went on the record with our own John Murphy as saying he believes the receiver class to be a strong one, particularly in the Rounds 2-4 area. Whether Nix and his personnel staff believe they can find a big time outside receiver that would allow them to move Stevie Johnson into the slot in the draft is a question only they can answer.

What Jennings does offer is familiarity with the principles of Nathaniel Hackett’s system, having run a similar version under head coach Mike McCarthy, who coached under Hackett’s father Paul at Pitt. He’s also a proven outside receiver.

Money will certainly be a major factor. With Jennings knowing at age 29, it’s likely to be his last kick at big money in free agency, he and his agent will presumably be looking to land the biggest money deal possible.


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