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Jordy Nelson | Wide Receiver | #87

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/31/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (36) / GB
Contract: view contract details

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Jordy Nelson (ACL) says he was able to do "everything" in the Packers' first offseason practice.
These are extremely light "practices," mind you, but it's another important step in the right direction. The 31-year-old (in May) wideout has already begun running routes and plans to go through the same conditioning program as the rest of his teammates. Nelson figures to be babied along through the offseason, but has a good shot at being full go for training camp. Apr 18 - 1:41 PM
Source: ESPN

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Coach Mike McCarthy admitted the Packers' offensive struggles last season stemmed from the receivers not "winning the one-on-ones."

"We consistently saw very similar defenses throughout the year and you have to win those situations," McCarthy said. "You can run every crossing route in football and get in stacks and bunches -- and we’ve done it -- but at the end of the day it comes down to beating the other guy with technique and fundamentals." McCarthy can qualify all he likes, but plenty of other teams consistently scheme inferior wide receivers open. He failed to do that last season even after it became abundantly clear his receivers were losing against man coverage. The return of Jordy Nelson (torn ACL) should help, but he will be 31 and coming off a serious injury. The Packers need to add some pass catchers this offseason.
Source: ESPN
Mar 24 - 8:38 AM

Jordy Nelson (torn ACL) says "everything has gone smooth" in his rehab.

Nelson believes he can do "everything physically that's required of him," but has yet to be cleared to run routes. "That's the unknown," Nelson said. "But we've done some agility stuff and running, and everything has been fine." Barring a setback, Nelson should be ready for training camp.
Mar 17 - 10:37 PM

Packers GM Ted Thompson said Jordy Nelson (ACL) "looks great."

Nelson tore his ACL last preseason. "You sometimes wonder if he was really hurt," Thompson said. Packers coach Mike McCarthy has already said he expects Nelson to be "as good as new." Nelson will likely be eased through the offseason program, but he should be a full-go by training camp.
Source: ESPN
Feb 25 - 11:22 AM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy expects Jordy Nelson to "come back better than ever" after missing 2015 with a torn ACL.

Jordy's been running at full speed for nearly a month; his recovery appears to be going as smoothly as can be. "He's so far ahead with the rehab, he looks great," said McCarthy. "There's no reason to think he won't be good as new." Nelson turns 31 this May. He should have at least a few solid-if-not-great years left. Nelson is intriguing as a sneaky buy target in Dynasty leagues.
Feb 3 - 11:57 PM

Jordy Nelson (knee) has been running full speed for weeks.

Coach Mike McCarthy said Nelson was progressing ahead of schedule earlier in the week. The Packers are conservative with players coming off ACL injuries, but it sounds like Nelson has a chance to be cleared for OTAs. Nelson will be 11 months removed from surgery for the start of training camp.
Jan 23 - 6:15 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy said Jordy Nelson (knee) "looks great" and is "so far ahead with the rehab."

Nelson suffered a torn ACL back in the preseason and missed the entire year. It was a challenge for the Packers to replace him, as Randall Cobb had a horrible season in the slot, while Davante Adams was a major flop as a sophomore. The saving grace was adding James Jones after he was cut by the Giants. Jones scored eight times, but he's a free agent. Nelson will turn 31 in May, but the Packers badly need him to return to his previous form. He should be ready for camp.
Jan 18 - 6:42 PM

The Packers confirmed Monday that Jordy Nelson's knee injury is a torn right ACL.

He'll miss the entire season. The Packers reportedly flirted with the idea of signing Reggie Wayne, and would at least give old friend James Jones a glance were he cut by the Giants. For now, expect the team to give Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery, and Myles White long looks in the final two preseason games.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 05:23:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Packers' "initial diagnosis" on Jordy Nelson's knee injury is a torn left ACL.

Nelson went down in a heap after planting his left leg to turn upfield on his second catch of the day. Nelson was able to walk to the locker room without a noticeable limp, but it appears he suffered a season-ending injury. Davante Adams should now be considered a WR2 with upside, and Jeff Janis and Ty Montgomery are interesting late-round fliers. Second-year TE Richard Rodgers is also likely to see an increased role in the Packers' passing game.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 03:06:00 PM

Jordy Nelson exited the Packers' second preseason game with an apparent left leg injury.

Nelson immediately went to the ground after his left leg appeared to give way as he tried to turn upfield. He was able to walk off the field himself, but non-contact injuries are always concerning. Nelson walked around on the sideline for several minutes before walking to the locker room. Nelson had offseason surgery on his hip. He was replaced by Jeff Janis.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 01:25:00 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy said Jordy Nelson (hip surgery) is healthy.

"Jordy's so consistent. Looks like he hasn't missed a beat," McCarthy said. Nelson turned 30 in May and struggled to separate from man coverage a bit late last year, but he's still the 1A target for Aaron Rodgers. Now that Nelson's health is confirmed, he should be ticking up draft boards.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 12:07:00 PM

Jordy Nelson (hip) avoided the active/PUP list to open Packers camp.

It's great news for Jordy, who underwent offseason hip surgery. Nelson participated in the Packers' annual spring softball game in June, and should be a full participant in training camp practices within the next few weeks.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 06:14:00 PM

One NFC scout noticed "teams tried to beat up" Jordy Nelson in man coverage last season.

The same scout said "maybe some teams figured him out." Nelson had a hard time finding separation against Brandon Carr, Stephon Gilmore and Xavier Rhodes late in the year and led Green Bay with nine dropped passes. Nelson still posted a career-best 1,519 on 98 catches. Nelson underwent offseason hip surgery but expects to be ready for the start of training camp later this week.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 10:37:00 AM

Jordy Nelson (hip surgery) participated in the Packers' annual spring softball game and reiterated that his recovery is "on track."

Jordy was admittedly surprised no member of the Packers' coaching staff gave him warnings about the hip before the game. "Not a single person said anything," Nelson told reporters. "I was kind of shocked." Nelson's surgery was described as a "clean-up" procedure that took place soon after the end of last season. Nelson also had knee surgery in 2013. He turned 30 last month.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 03:08:00 PM

Jordy Nelson (hip surgery) said his recovery is on schedule.

Nelson is participating in individual drills this week. "We're right where we want to be," he said Wednesday. "We set a plan at the beginning, and we're hitting every target. We feel good and like I said a couple of weeks ago, we'll be ready to go by training camp." Nelson turned 30 last month, but was clearly still in his prime last season. He has a very high statistical floor with Aaron Rodgers at the controls.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 09:37:00 AM

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RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3John Crockett
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jeff Janis
3Ty Montgomery
4Jamel Johnson
WR21Randall Cobb
2Davante Adams
3Jared Abbrederis
4Trevor Davis
5Ed Williams
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Jared Cook
2Richard Rodgers
3Justin Perillo
4Kennard Backman
5Mitchell Henry
LT1David Bakhtiari
2Jason Spriggs
3Jeremy Vujnovich
LG1Josh Sitton
2Lane Taylor
3Matt Rotheram
C1Corey Linsley
2J.C. Tretter
RG1T.J. Lang
2Josh Walker
3Vince Kowalski
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Don Barclay
3Kyle Murphy
K1Mason Crosby