NFL Rumors: Will Greg Jennings Sit Out Game Against Chicago Bears?

By Michael Terrill

As the week progresses, it is looking more and more likely that Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings will miss Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Bears.

This would be a critical loss against a talented Bears team in a must win game for the Packers. As good as Green Bay is supposed to be, going down 0-2 with one of those losses to an NFC North rival could be devastating. It would certainly be 2010 all over again, in which the Packers played second fiddle to Chicago for a majority of the year until Green Bay went on their incredible run to win Super Bowl XLV.

Jennings missed practice again Wednesday due to a nagging groin injury he suffered in Sunday’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He is officially listed as doubtful for the game, and considering it is the last injury report before game day, the chances of him playing are very unlikely.

On the other hand, Charles Woodson and Clay Matthews spent several practices last season on the sidelines due to various injuries but were still good to go once kickoff rolled around. Even if Jennings is unable to practice, that does not necessarily mean the team will keep him off the field during the game.

The good news is if Jennings is unable to go, Green Bay at least has a solid backup plan in veteran Donald Driver. The 37-year-old almost missed the entire game Sunday and would have if it were not for Jennings’ injury. Driver played three snaps and never saw the ball come his way. However, if Jennings is ruled out expect a huge contribution from Driver.

Jennings hauled in five receptions for 34 yards with his longest catch going for 10 yards. Two of his five receptions went for first downs. There is no question that without Jennings in the lineup, Jordy Nelson will have to take care of the deep ball, as the Packers desperately need the big play to be available.

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