“Greg looked good today,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “I’ll tell you, he made a big jump from earlier in the week. Practiced well. His examination (Sunday) morning will be the key on whether he goes or not, but I thought he looked like himself today.”
Jennings missed the Week 2 win over Chicago due to the groin injury, which he sustained on the final drive of the Week 1 loss to San Francisco. He tried to return to practice on Tuesday this week, but it didn’t go well and he had to sit out Thursday, putting his status for Monday night in Seattle up in the air.
McCarthy has maintained it’s mostly an “endurance” issue with Jennings’ groin, which is why he played his usual number of snaps in practice on Saturday, as one final test.
“He took them all,” McCarthy said. “It didn’t look to be an issue.”
McCarthy said he also feels “good” about starting defensive end
“He needs rest, and it’s something you have a hard time giving a player during the season,” McCarthy said.
“It’s an injury that takes time,” McCarthy said. “He’s still working through it.”
The team heads to Seattle on Sunday after a longer-than-normal week following a Thursday night game. For what it’s worth, McCarthy is 5-0 in his career with extra rest and preparation following a Thursday game.
On the flip side, quarterback
Either way, there’s a sense the players and coaches are eager for this game to arrive. McCarthy certainly sounded like a coach who’s ready.
“Frankly, there’s a point in the week as a play-caller you start getting ready to call the game, and I’m already into that, then you have that long stretch Monday,” he said. “If there’s anything to guard against, it’s to not over-call the game, if that makes any sense.
“Our plan has been put in like a normal week, and we trust our plan. We’re expecting a big-time environment in Seattle. That’s what I’m told. We’re looking forward to getting up there.”Additional coverage - Sept. 22