Packers Free Agency: Team Will Not Tender Safety M.D. Jennings, per Report

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

In what should come as no surprise to Packers fans, the team appears to be moving on without one of their starting safeties as the Doctor is out.

Much has been made of the Green Bay Packers' poor safety play in 2013, and rightfully so. The safety unit failed to record a single interception or forced fumble over an entire season for the first time in decades, and to say that the unit was a disappointment would be an understatement.

Therefore, it is no surprise to find out that one of the biggest offenders will not receive a restricted free agent tender:

The lowest tender, which would allow the Packers to match any contract offer from another team with no draft pick compensation, would pay Jennings $1.389 million. There is no way that the Packers could afford to pay Jennings that much money for a performance like the one he posted in 2013, when he recorded 77 tackles (59 solo), one sack, and one rumble recovery over 16 starts.

Jennings may still be brought back to Green Bay in free agency, but it's logical to assume that the only way he will don the Green and Gold in 2014 would be on a league-minimum contract.

Look for the team to bring in safeties through free agency or the draft to shore up the talent level at the position.

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