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Greg Jennings apologizes to Aaron Rodgers: ‘Everything I say, I’m joking’

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We can put the Greg Jennings-Aaron Rodgers feud to rest, apparently.

Jennings, who has taken some shots at Rodgers since he left the Packers for the Vikings this offseason, said it has all been taken out of context.

"I don't really recall saying anything negative about Aaron or anyone over there, but, hey, I apologize," Jennings said, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

"Seriously, those guys across that state line, I had an outstanding time with those guys. Everything I say, I'm joking. I'm messing. I'm pulling Aaron's arm. I mean if he doesn't know that or you guys don't know that, I played with the guy for seven years. I think he knows that."

Perhaps this 180 was because Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told Jennings to stop agitating the Packers quarterback. Bit did seem like a combination of Jennings not being totally serious the whole time, and the part of him that was serious realizing that he had no need to hold a grudge.

"A piece of me is still there," Jennings said, according to the Star Tribune. "There is still some Greg over there. I put a lot of time in with those guys and no one can take that away, no matter what's done or what's said."

Jennings also said Rodgers is a "phenomenal quarterback" over the course of the interview.

It's probably best in the long run for Jennings. There's always a place for former great players in Green Bay, especially ones like Jennings who were instrumental in leading the Packers to a championship. And he wasn't going to win a popularity war with Rodgers.

Now he says he was just fooling around. That might make his reception at Lambeau Field this year a little friendlier. Maybe.

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