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Green Bay Packers: Will This Be Greg Jennings' Last Year in a Packer Uniform?

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 04:  Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after Mason Crosby #2 kicked a successful 30-yard game-winning field goal to beat the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 4, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Jeffrey SchmidtCorrespondent IIISeptember 4, 2012

Greg Jennings has been the Green Bay Packers' top weapon on offense over the past five seasons, and it is hard to imagine the Green Bay offense without him.

Jennings is, however, entering the final year of his current contract with the Packers, and he hinted to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that this may be his last season playing home games at Lambeau Field:

"Whether the contract comes with Green Bay in the near future or (with) one of the other 31 teams, that's the reality of it," Jennings said. "That's the way I have to approach it. My mind-set is 20 weeks of football with the Packers and then this is it.

"This is my last year with the Packers under contract. That's my mind-set. I'm not thinking about (the) contract. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn't, I have to make sure I go out there and do what I've been doing for six solid years here to get myself a chance to play somewhere."

Although Packers fans may not want to hear this, it is a legitimate possibility. 

Green Bay has a number of key players that it will have to lock up long-term over the next few years, and the possibility of keeping them all is slim to none. 

Aaron Rodgers, B.J. Raji and Clay Matthews are just three key players on the Packers roster that are approaching the final years in their respective deals, and all three are going to demand contracts that pay them as one of the best at their positions. 

The Packers have invested high draft picks over the past few seasons as well, which makes it seem like letting Jennings walk has been the plan for quite some time. 

No one in Green Bay wants to see him go, but it will certainly be interesting to see how this situation unfolds over the next few months. 

 

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