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Aaron Rodgers won't take bait from Greg Jennings

Greg Jennings no longer is a member of the Green Bay Packers. We're not so sure he's moved on.

The veteran wide receiver -- who parlayed a successful run at Lambeau into a lucrative deal with the Minnesota Vikings this offseason -- keeps getting asked about Aaron Rodgers. And Jennings keeps answering, often in a less-than-flattering manner.

"A lot of times when you have a guy who creates that spotlight for himself and establishes that and takes a lot of that, it becomes so-and-so and the team," Jennings said of Rodgers on Thursday, according to The Star Tribune. "It should always be the team."

Jennings wasn't done with Rodgers, whom he (oddly) chose not to address by name.

"Don't get me wrong, '12' is a great person," Jennings said. "But when you hear all positives, all positives, all positives all the time, it's hard for you to sit down when one of your teammates says, 'Man, come on, you've got to hold yourself accountable for this.' It's hard for someone to see that now because all they've heard is I'm doing it the right way, I'm perfect. In actuality, we all have flaws."

Rodgers didn't take the bait when asked about Jennings' comments Friday.

"I've seen a lot and been around a lot and learned a lot of lessons," the quarterback said. "One of the lessons you learn, you can't control everything and you shouldn't worry too much about the things that are said outside the building. You're worried about the opinions of your teammates and how they feel about you."

Jordy Nelson, who sat in hundreds of receiver meetings with Jennings in Green Bay, was a bit more open in his disappointment in the back-handed criticism.

"Aaron has dealt with a lot since he became the quarterback here," Nelson said. "I'm sure he was looking for an offseason without controversy, and unfortunately he didn't get one.

"I think it's unfortunate," Nelson added, "and we're ready to move on."

You kind of get the feeling we don't know the whole story of the Rodgers-Jennings relationship. What we do know is that Jennings won't truly understand what he had at quarterback until the first tumbling duck from Christian Ponder lands at his feet.

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