We've seen this before in Green Bay. A veteran player in a contract year wants to stay with the Packers, but there's little negotiation. Cullen Jenkins eventually left for Philadelphia. Scott Wells was signed by St. Louis.
Greg Jennings has watched this and remains patient about his own status with the Green Bay Packers. The two-time Pro Bowl receiver, however, admitted there is one condition in which he would prefer not to return.
"Will I be here? That's totally up to the Packers," Jennings said Tuesday on "NFL AM." "I know one way I don't want to be here is under a franchise tag."
Jennings will turn 30-years-old in September and his next deal will likely be his last lucrative, long-term contract. The last thing he wants is the tag and to have to do this all over again after the 2013 season - when he's a year older.
Jennings also discussed the ugly slump that kicker Mason Crosby can't shake. He set the Packers franchise record for consecutive field goals in 2011, but has missed 12 of 29 attempts this season for a career-low 58.6 percent.
"He just has to get himself out of it, there's nothing we as players can do because there's no other player on this team that kicks the ball," Jennings said. "As a receiver or any other position you have someone you can kind of confide in. Mason just has his specialists and none of those guys actually kick field goals. It's difficult because no one actually knows what he's doing wrong and it's only fixable by Mason.
"All we can do is sit back and encourage him, but it's hard when you continue to have those big misses. As an offense we feel like we just have to put the ball in the end zone until he regains his confidence."
Crosby isn't going anywhere this season. Coach Mike McCarthyhas said so and it's not like he just forgot how to kick.