Greg Jennings has been around long enough to know how the Packers operate when it comes to integrating injured players back into things.
They usually do it slowly in order to reduce the risk of re-injury and fatigue.
With that in mind, he figures that after missing the last seven games because of the abdominal injury that eventually required surgery, he might not get his regular workload when he returns on Sunday against the Vikings.
But if were up to him, there would be no restrictions.
ďObviously theyíre probably going to err on the side of gradually implementing me in there,Ē Jennings said after being a full participant in todayís practice. If I had a say, I would just say just let me go. Iím good. Thereís no need for that. But I canít control that part of it. When my number gets called, Iím going to be ready to go.Ē
In fact, if it were up to Jennings, he would have played last Sunday against the Giants. He returned to practice last week, less than three weeks after his Nov. 1 surgery. But coach Mike McCarthy held Jennings back in part because he wanted to make sure his Pro Bowl receiverís conditioning would allow him to make it through an entire game.
If he, too, was concerned about his conditioning, Jennings isnít anymore.
ďI feel great,Ē he said. ďIíve been running pretty much all the scout team reps (and) feel really good as far as rapid-fire routes. Even did some special teams running down the field on kickoff coverage and some punt return and different things. So Iím good as far as physically and my mind. Itís just a matter of getting out there on Sunday.