Greg Jennings: Green Bay Packers WR May Not Return to Team in 2013

Eric McKelvieSenior Writer IDecember 19, 2012

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 30:  Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a touchdown catch against the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field on September 30, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Sanits 28-27.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Greg Jennings’ time with the Green Bay Packers could be coming to an end. At least that’s what the wide receiver thinks.

According to Dan Hanzus of, Jennings was asked on the Double Coverage podcast whether he thought he’d return to Green Bay next season.

"An educated guess?...I'm gonna lean to the 'no' side of it," Jennings said. "That's my educated guess, my personal educated guess."

Jennings is currently in the final year of a four-year, $26.9 million contract and is set to become an unrestricted free agent following this season. The 29-year-old receiver recently spoke on NFL AM (via Kareem Copeland of and said he doesn’t want to remain with the team under the franchise tag.

This news comes as no surprise considering Green Bay’s depth at wide receiver. Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and James Jones have all performed well over the last couple of seasons.

Let’s not forget, however, that this comes just days after Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that the Packers would trade or release tight end Jermichael Finley after this season.

It appears as though Green Bay’s offense will look very different in 2013.

The Packers drafted Jennings out of Western Michigan in the second round of the 2006 NFL draft. In seven seasons, Jennings has 410 receptions for 6,372 yards and 50 touchdowns.

Unfortunately, injuries kept him sidelined for much of this season. Jennings underwent surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle at the beginning of November and returned to the lineup in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings