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The Packers also will leave backup offensive tackle Derek Sherrod on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, ending his season. Sherrod broke both bones in his lower right leg last year. The Packers had slim hopes that he could help them shore up a line that recently lost right tackle Bryan Bulaga for the season, but Sherrod was unable to go after limited practice the last two weeks.
"You also have to have the conversation of, how many plays is he going to play?" McCarthy said on Tuesday, according to the Press Gazette. "That's really what the week's work is for. We'll see how it goes Wednesday. Because when guys come off injuries that hold them out of multiple weeks, multiple games, it's important that we not only have Greg for Minnesota, but all the way through. So that's something we'll watch Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and communicate."
It was hard to miss how important Jennings is to Green Bay's offense in the praise heaped on him by McCarthy.
"He's been to the Pro Bowl," the coach said. "He has an excellent working relationship with Aaron Rodgers. They're on the same page. Greg's one of those receivers that's extremely athletic, his body language is very easy to readjust to, and Aaron has great confidence to throw to with anticipation. They have a lot of history together, a lot of production. It'd be great to have him back."