Greg Jennings round back into shape for Packers

Greg Jennings, who has been running as he returns from a torn MCL for two weeks now, worked against defensive backs for the first time on Wednesday as he prepares to be ready for the Green Bay Packers’ divisional round playoff game Jan. 15.

MCL injuries typically take two to six weeks to heal, and Jennings will be five weeks removed from the scary injury by the time the game rolls around. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Jennings could have potentially played last weekend but he wasn’t needed with the No. 1 seed in the playoffs secured.

It’s definitely where I want it to be,” Jennings said. “But just the fact that I have time, an extra week to just run around and heal even more. Just the more time you get, you try to take advantage of it and strategically plan out the way we’re going to go about it. I think we’ve done a great job with that.”

The biggest relief for Jennings was that he did not require surgery.

“That was, psychologically for myself, that was huge,” he said. “Running out there, running routes on air, anybody can do that. When you have a guy leaning on you and trying to jam you and reacting to it, you're kind of going to instinctively react, instead of strategically going about something.

“And that was huge for me to know that I can just react and respond to a guy up in my face and be able to still beat the jam and try to kick it into another gear when the ball's in the air. All that took place today.”

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