Sep 25, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears free safety Brandon Meriweather (31) breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings (85) in the second half at Soldier Field. The Packers defeated the Bears 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE
Two days before the oldest rivalry in the NFL is renewed, star wide receiver Greg Jennings did not practice Tuesday in Green Bay. Jennings did not have a good first game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday. First he only had 5 catches for 34 yards in the opening day loss. Secondly, Jennings left the last drive of the game with a groin injury.
Since he left the field he has not been scene. He was unavailable after the game to the media, and Jennings was no where to be scene today at practice. Jennings was also hindered by injuries during training camp. Also missing practice today was running back James Starks and linebacker Terrell Manning. Jennings obviously would be the biggest star to miss the game if he doesn’t recover from the groin injury before the game Thursday night.
James Jones would most likely be Jennings replacement. Jones had a good game Sunday catching 4 balls for 81 yards and 1 TD. Jones has a tremendous amount of talent if you overlook his hands of stone. It wouldn’t be devastating if Jennings doesn’t play, but it wouldn’t help the Packers chances of snapping their two game home losing streak, and it would be one less weapon in Aaron Rodgers arsenal.
It was BEARly worth mentioning, but they are our biggest rival!