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Early in the week, it appeared as if the Packers were going to take their time with Greg Jennings and see where he's at in his recovery from a groin injury that knocked him out of last week's Saints game.
On Thursday, however, head coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged that they're officially shutting Jennings down and he will not play on Sunday against the Colts.
With that being the case, the Packers just have to prepare for being without Jennings' services for this week and perhaps longer. His groin has been a lingering injury all season, and it might be in the Packers' best interests to let it heal 100 percent before getting him back to action.
Green Bay was in the same boat in Week 2 against the Bears when Jennings didn't play coming off the short turnaround on a Thursday night football game. They beat Chicago handily that week, 23-10, showing they can win with a Pro Bowl receiver sidelined by injury.
Other receivers on the team will have more chances for opportunities. Going back to last season, Jordy Nelson should be getting used to that role. Same for James Jones, seeing has he had a big game last week after Jennings went down.
There should also be more snaps available for guys like Randall Cobb who seems to make plays every time he touches the football, and Donald Driver who hasn't played much yet this season, but could be destined to see the most playing time yet this year.