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Inside Free Agency - Day 11: Greg Jennings

Posted Feb 20, 2013

A look at the most interesting players available in 2013

The crazy time of year that is free agency is fast approaching, so KCChiefs.com has you covered with a 30-day free agency look, highlighting the 30 most intriguing free agents or players who could be released/traded during the offseason.
 
You may have noticed, there are no restricted free agents on the list, largely because they rarely leave their current teams. None of the reports are indicative of the Chiefs plans for the 2013 free agency season.

Day 11 of 30

Greg Jennings is statistically one of the best wide receivers to ever play for the Green Bay Packers. He ranks in the franchise's top ten for receptions, receiving yards and TD catches.

But, he is also a free agent, who may be playing for a new team in 2013. Let's take a look at his strengths and weaknesses.

Name: Greg Jennings
Position: WR
Height: 5’11
Weight: 198
College: Western Michigan University
Born: September 21st, 1983 (Kalamazoo, MI)
Age: 29
Experience: 7 years
Drafted: 2006, 2nd Round-52nd pick overall by the Green Bay Packers

Jennings just completed his seventh season in the league, each year being spent with the Pack.

STRENGTHS: 

Big-Play Ability

Jennings has the most catches (30) of 40-plus yards in the league, since 2007.

Of his 49-career TD catches, 18 of them have been at least 40 yards or more. 

Consistency (when healthy)

Whether it was then-Packers QB Brett Favre throwing to Jennings (during his first two years in the leauge) or more recently, QB Aaron Rodgers finding Jennings on various pass routes, the wide receiver has produced quality numbers.

When playing in at least 13 games a season, which he has done four times in his career, Jennings has never produced less than 900 receiving yards per season.

No-Fear Factor

In his lone Super Bowl appearance, Jennings delivered, with four receptions for 64 yards and two TDs, in the Packers 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

WEAKNESSES:

Injury History

Jennings missed eight games during the 2012 season, after tearing his lower rectus abdominis muscle in Week 1.

According to Paul Imig of FOXSportsWisconsin.com, Jennings started the season behind the rest of his fellow Packers WRs, missing 16 days with a concussion during training camp.

It has been three years (2010), since Jennings has completed a full season; he missed the final three games in 2011, with a knee injury.

FINAL TAKE:

Greg Jennings recently told the NFL Network's Lindsay Rhodes that his Green Bay house is on the market. Whether that guarantees that Jennings is done in Green Bay or not, he'll look to put the injuries behind him, while trying to restore his big-play ability.

YOUR THOUGHTS ON GREG JENNINGS?

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