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Packers open to giving Greg Jennings the franchise tag

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07:10 PM ET 02.24 | The Green Bay Packers seemed to be okay with letting veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings walk this offseason as his contract is expiring. But after some thinking, it appears that the Packers aren't so sold on the idea of letting Jennings go -- possibly to a competitor within the NFC North -- and and considering using the franchise tag to keep him in Wisconsin. According to Ian Rapoport from NFL Network, the Packers haven't yet made a final decision on the fate of Greg Jennings and his future in Green Bay. However if one thing is clear, it's that the Packers would be willing to use the $10 million-franchise tag but wouldn't be willing to give Jennings a long-term deal. And that's puzzling. Green Bay has three, top-notch receivers under contract in 2013 and the $10.36 million that Ted Thompson would have to pay Jennings is better suited upgrading the team elsewhere, like allocating it to a lump sum to sign a viable starting running back or getting some offensive line help.

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February 24, 2013  11:45 PM ET

Good move.

February 25, 2013  04:38 AM ET

Save the money and use it on defense.

February 25, 2013  08:19 AM ET

Is the picture used here showing his reaction to their decision?

February 25, 2013  12:47 PM ET

$10M on a WR is not a Ted Thompson move.

 
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