5 former Packers who could come out of retirement and still play

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Green Bay Packers, Greg Jennings
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5. Greg Jennings

In what could be an unpopular pick, wide receiver Greg Jennings. Jennings was Rodgers’ first number one target. As Jennings was coming into his own, Rodgers was taking the reins of the Packers offense. From 2008 to 2012, if Jennings was on the field, he was the Packers’ first option.

After leaving the Packers, Jennings was never the same. He spent two lackluster years with the Vikings and one with the Dolphins where he never found his footing before calling it quits.

Though at 36, he’s the second-oldest player on the list (Woodson at 43 is the oldest), he could still offer something to the team.

If you’ve seen Jennings on TV lately you can see he’s still in pretty good shape. I’m certain he’s not as fast as he used to be, but I’m sure he has more than enough speed to be effective. One thing that players never lose is the technical aspect of their game. And when he was with the Packers, Jennings was one of the best route runners in the league.

Jennings could fit right in as a slot receiver for the Packers and help the offense with his ability to find holes in the defense.

Also, like Nelson, Jennings always seemed to know where to go when Rodgers was in trouble.

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Much like Jermichael Finley, however, Jennings has been remembered more lately for his comments about Rodgers than what he did on the field. Jennings has been more apologetic as of late, but if he could come in and produce in the slot, I don’t think Rodgers would have any problems calling him a teammate again.