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Packers receiver will have surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Greg Jennings, the Packers' No. 1 receiver, will have surgery Tuesday for a torn abdominal muscle, the team said Thursday. Jennings did not put a timetable on returning but expects to play again this season.

Jennings was hurt late in the season opener. He sat out one game, returned and aggravated the injury shortly after his only touchdown catch of the season. He hoped the injury would heal with treatment and strength work.

Wednesday, he saw a specialist in abdominal and groin injuries.

"The way he described it to me was simply two people pulling on the end of a rope and it starts to fray," Jennings said. "The more tugging, the more fraying, which means the more tearing occurs."

Holmgren to coach? Mike Holmgren, out as Browns president after the sale of the team, said he would consider returning to coaching. "I've learned a lot of things the last three years," said Holm­gren, 64, Green Bay's coach from 1992-99 and Seattle's from 1999-2008. "And one of the things I thought I knew but now I know is I do miss the coaching part. I said (joining the Browns) was going to be my last great adventure. I thought it was going to be longer. And so we'll see what happens."

Broncos: Cornerback Tracy Porter missed practice while seeing a doctor about symptoms he continues to experience after his seizure in August. Porter wasn't allowed to fly to San Diego for last week's game as a precaution because he felt light-headed and had a racing heartbeat. He participated in practice Monday and Wednesday on a limited basis.

Jaguars: Linebacker Daryl Smith, the franchise's all-time leading tackler, went on injured reserve with a groin injury. But the team designated him as eligible to return in eight weeks.

Rams: Danny Amendola, the team's leading receiver, said he is recovering faster than expected from a right shoulder injury and there's an "outside chance" he can play Sunday. He was projected to miss at least two more games.

Redskins: Starting linebacker London Fletcher missed his second practice to see a neurologist for what the team called a "balance issue." It expects to know more about his status today.

Titans: The team announced Michael Roos, who has started 119 consecutive games at left tackle, had an appendectomy this week. He likely will be a game-time decision.

Packers receiver will have surgery 10/25/12 [Last modified: Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:05pm]
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