Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings in action against the Minnesota Vikings during an NFL wild card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)
Matt Ludtke
July 25, 2016

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Receiver Greg Jennings is retiring after a decade in the National Football League.

Jennings, in a video posted Monday on social media, says ''football is over. I'm done.''

The 32-year-old Jennings finishes his career with 571 catches for 8,291 yards and 64 touchdowns. He spent last season with the Miami Dolphins, making just 19 catches for 208 yards and a score, playing in all 16 games.

Looking directly into the camera, often with a smile, Jennings explained his decision .

''Physically I know that I can do it, I can still play. I'm in shape, I've been training hard,'' Jennings said. ''But I feel as though I would be going back to football versus moving forward.''

Jennings also spent two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. But he's best known for his seven years with the Green Bay Packers.

Jennings caught two touchdowns from quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the Packers' 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6, 2011.

''I think great memories for his time here, particularly in (the Super Bowl.) Made some huge plays in the football game,'' Packers coach Mike McCarthy said at Lambeau Field, where players were reporting for training camp on Monday.

''Greg could light up a room with a smile. Played a lot of really good football for us,'' McCarthy said.

Jennings caught 53 touchdowns in Green Bay before the Packers let him go as a free agent after the 2012 season. Green Bay drafted Jennings in the second round of the 2006 draft.

Jennings thanked fans for their support, and said he had ''so many things going on,'' planning to share plans in the future.

''I'm done. But I'm just getting started,'' a smiling Jennings said, clapping his hands.

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