NFL Rumors: Green Bay Packers to Use Franchise Tag on Greg Jennings?

By Dan Parzych
(Jeff Hanisch/USA Today Sports)

One of the most interesting topics from the NFL offseason so far has involved Greg Jennings and how his time with the Green Bay Packers could be coming to an end. Now, it appears one of the top NFL rumors involves the possibility of the Packers hitting their star wideout with the franchise tag to at least keep him around for the 2013 season.

Of course, the main deciding factor here will be money as the last thing Green Bay wants to do is spend too much money on Jennings when they have three other reliable wide receivers (Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and James Jones) in the passing game. If the Packers did end up using the franchise tag on Jennings, it would cost them around $10 million–which is a bit hefty for a wide receiver that appeared in just eight games last season due to injury.

When healthy, Jennings has proven to be one of the top wide receivers in the game, but all signs have pointed to him ending up elsewhere this offseason as it seemed unlikely the Packers would give him a long-term deal. These may just be rumors at the moment, but it should be interesting to see whether or not the Packers go through with using the tag over the next couple of weeks.

Otherwise, there will be plenty of other interested teams that won’t hesitate to try and bring Jennings on board for the 2013 season.

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