We’re still about eight hours away from the kickoff of tonight’s game between the Packers and Seahawks in Seattle, and that’s a long time in the life of an NFL body. But generally, if an injury is trending in one direction this close to gametime, a drastic shift needs to occur to change that course.
So with that, I give you reason for glee, Greg Jennings owner. He’s expected to play tonight, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, even though his groin injury is still described as “lingering.”
Unfortunately, for many of you this may not matter, which could actually be a cleverly disguised blessing. If you were confident in your bench depth and simply took the strategy of plugging in your fourth wide receiver because you weren’t comfortable waiting until Jennings’ status became more clear Monday night, then good on you, fine sir.
Minimizing risk while playing a game that’s inherently filled with it is always key, and if he does indeed play then we’ll almost surely see a limited Jennings tonight, and a receiver who could lack his signature burst. His matchup isn’t great either against a group of physical corners led by Brandon Browner.
But if you’re in a deeper league and that depth option wasn’t there for you on your bench, then continue to sit and wait. While getting word from the Scheft is encouraging, the official actives/inactives will come out around 7 p.m. ET tonight. That’s when you’ll know whether or not to execute that trusted contingency plan, which is hopefully either Randall Cobb or James Jones, or one of the low-end Seahawks receivers with high upside (hi, Golden Tate).