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Packers LB Hawk further fuels rivalry with Jennings and Vikings

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  • Seattle Seahawks Charly Martin (CQ) is knocked by Green Bay Packers A.J. Hawk during the first quarter of their game Monday, September 24, 2012 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is stopped by Green Bay Packers A.J. Hawk during the second quarter of their game Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Green Bay Packers A.J. Hawk stops San Francisco 49ers Frank Gore during the second quarter of their game Sunday, September 9, 2012 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers 30-22. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Green Bay Packers A.J. Hawk stops San Francisco 49ers Kendall Hunter after a 3-yard run during the second quarter of their game Sunday, September 9, 2012 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers 30-22. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Green Bay Packers A.J. Hawks makes a call of the line of scrimmage during the first quarter of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • The Green Bay Packers A.J. Hawk practice during a minicamp at Ray Nitschke Field in Green Bay on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Green Bay Packers A.J. Hawk tackles Arizona Cardinal LaRod Stpehens-Howling during the first quarter of their game Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Green Bay Packers Brad Jones (59) and A.J, Hawk tackle Chicago Bears Matt Forte during the second quarter of their game Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Minnesota Vikings Adian Peterson is brought down by AJ HAwk and CJ Wilson in the first quarter during the NFL PLayoff game between the Packers and the Vikings at Lambeau Field Saturday (1/5/2012). PHOTO BY JOHN KLEIN/JKLEIN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by John Klein

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - It's been perceived that an exchange of words between Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and a former teammate, new Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings, has become more personal.

Rodgers' teammate, linebacker A.J. Hawk, says he hopes to make his impact on the growing rivalry, but in a more physical way.

"Of course.  I can't wait for Greg to come across the middle," said Hawk in an exclusive interview with TODAY'S TMJ4's Jessie Garcia.  Hawk is in Lake Tahoe for the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.

"Greg knows I've joked around with him about it.  It's going to be fun.  I finally get to tackle Greg.  I (got) to mess with him in practice and punch at him and jab at him at different times, and now we actually get to hit him.  Greg's a physical guy, so I think he's going to try to bring it to me as well."

Jennings has recently said that he feels like the Vikings' 2013 edition has a similar hunger in the locker room that the world champion 2010 Packers had, but his most recent seasons in Green Bay revealed a not-so-powerful hunger.

"I did not hear his comments, but if that's how he feels, I'm glad he feels positive about where he's at," Hawk told Jessie. 

"He's an amazing player, but I think our locker room looks really good right now."

The two teams battle each other on October 27 and November 24.