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Jordy Nelson | Wide Receiver | #87

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/31/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (36) / GB
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ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky reports Jordy Nelson is "a bit of a longshot to play" in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.
Demovsky adds Nelson "has a chance to play...but it's only a small chance." The receiver suffered broken ribs in the Wild Card Round, an injury which often requires a full month before a player even thinks about returning. Nelson will certainly give it his all in an effort to get back on the field, but the Packers have not sounded optimistic early in the week. Jared Cook stepped up in a big way with Nelson out against the Cowboys, and he will once again be in a good spot against the Falcons. Jan 17 - 12:00 PM
Source: ESPN

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that he's "not sure" if Jordy Nelson (ribs) will be able to practice by Wednesday.

McCarthy did say Nelson "worked out" on Monday as he attempts to stay in shape while sitting with fractured ribs. We'd consider Nelson a long shot to face the Falcons at this stage of the week, but Nelson could try to gut it out if he feels well by the weekend. The Packers head to the Georgia Dome on Sunday.
Jan 16 - 4:01 PM

According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, there is "legitimate hope" Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) will return next week if the Packers advance to the NFC Championship game.

Nelson was on the field before Sunday's game against Dallas and has his sights set on playing in the NFC Championship. Of course, that would require the Packers to beat a Dallas team they already lost to once this season. In Jordy's own words, it would also require Nelson "getting back to normal breathing," which sounds like a good goal. Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison will lead the receiving corps in Nelson's absence.
Jan 15 - 1:48 PM

Jordy Nelson (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday night's Divisional Round game against the Cowboys.

As expected. Nelson hasn't practiced at all this week and is dealing with multiple rib fractures. He'll be reevaluated next week if the Packers advance to the NFC title game. Geronimo Allison will handle No. 3 receiver duties, and more will be asked of Davante Adams out wide and Randall Cobb inside.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Aaron Rodgers' production suffered last year without Nelson, he averaged 239.6 yards and 1.94 touchdowns per game. Across the 2014 and 2016 seasons, when Nelson played every week, Rodgers threw for 273.8 yards and 2.44 scores. However, Davante Adams improved tremendously this season; he caught 12 touchdowns this year after scoring just once 2015. This should help prevent a similar dip in Rodgers’ production, but it may be worth pivoting to a cheaper option like Matt Ryan, who has a healthy receiving corps and the best offense in the game.
Jan 13 - 10:47 AM

Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

This is not a surprise, as Nelson is expected to remain with the rehab group through Friday. It's looking like it would take a miracle for Nelson to suit up against the Cowboys on Sunday, and even if he does play, he'd almost certainly be a decoy.
Jan 12 - 1:41 PM

Aaron Rodgers made it sound like Jordy Nelson (ribs) is going to miss Sunday's Divisional Round matchup with the Cowboys.

"We're going to try to get this one and hopefully get him back if he can't play this week," Rodgers said. The quarterback threw in the "if he can't play this week" at the end, but it is pretty clear the Packers are preparing as if Nelson will not suit up. Coach Mike McCarthy has left open the door for Nelson to play if he can participate in the walkthrough on Saturday. That seems unlikely, however, meaning both Geronimo Allison and Jeff Janis should play bigger roles on offense this week.
Source: ESPN
Jan 12 - 9:39 AM

Jordy Nelson (ribs) will work with the rehab group at practice through Friday.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport earlier this week, Nelson suffered at least two broken ribs in the Wild Card win over the Giants, and it would take an "incredible effort" for him to play against Dallas on Sunday night. The Packers will conduct a walkthrough on Saturday. It will be important to see if Nelson participates. If he can't play, Geronimo Allison and Jeff Janis would play more.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 11 - 2:40 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jordy Nelson suffered at least two fractured ribs in Sunday's Wild Card win over the Giants.

Per Rapoport, it would take an "incredible effort" for Nelson to suit up Sunday against Dallas. Obviously Green Bay's passing game won't be as dangerous without its top receiver, but the Packers still fared remarkably well on Sunday, hanging nearly 40 points on a solid New York secondary (albeit with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie sidelined for all but two plays). Randall Cobb and Davante Adams will be Green Bay's featured receivers Sunday at Jerry's World with Geronimo Allison also set to take on a bigger role.
Jan 9 - 6:42 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy did not rule out the possibility of Jordy Nelson (ribs) playing in the Divisional Round if Nelson is able to practice by Saturday.

McCarthy said Nelson would spend the week "with the rehab group" on the side of practice, and that if Jordy can get into practice by Saturday he could play against the Cowboys. McCarthy otherwise offered no details, and didn't even rule out the possibility Nelson is dealing with internal injuries. McCarthy did reveal that Nelson spent Sunday night in the hospital.
Jan 9 - 3:39 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, things sound "not as optimistic" for Jordy Nelson's (ribs) Divisional Round availability.

La Canfora says there's "good news" for Ty Montgomery (ankle), but not so much for Nelson. Jordy was not made available to reporters after Sunday's game, and coach Mike McCarthy said afterwards that he didn't have full information on Nelson's injury. The Packers should be updating Nelson's status sometime soon.
Jan 9 - 3:17 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged Sunday that the Packers "obviously have concern" for Jordy Nelson (rib).

"I obviously have concern for Jordy," McCarthy said after Sunday's win. "I don't have the information yet." The fact that Nelson was ruled out quickly after taking a huge blow to the ribs from Giants CB Leon Hall suggests Jordy suffered a severe injury. His status for the Divisional Round is in major doubt.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 8 - 10:25 PM

Jordy Nelson (ribs) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's Wild Card game against the Giants.

The hit to Nelson's midsection by Giants CB Leon Hall was hard enough that we're hoping Nelson isn't dealing with internal injuries. In the meantime, Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb just hooked up for the play of the season on a 42-yard Hail Mary touchdown before halftime. The Packers will have to play the second half with Cobb, Davante Adams, and Geronimo Allison at wideout.
Jan 8 - 6:12 PM

Jordy Nelson was carted off the field in Sunday's Wild Card game with an injury to his ribs.

Nelson took a huge shot along the left sideline from Giants CB Leon Hall. Nelson was unable to close out the possession and remained in noticeable pain for several minutes on the sideline. The Packers eventually brought out the cart. For the time being, we're looking at Nelson as doubtful to return.
Jan 8 - 5:33 PM

Jordy Nelson caught six passes for 66 yards in Week 17 against the Lions.

The Lions shadowed Nelson with Darius Slay most of the night. Nelson couldn’t get anything going downfield, but still managed a solid game. Nelson had 100-plus yards or a touchdown in four straight weeks going into Sunday night. He'll be a WR1 for the first round of the playoffs.
Jan 2 - 12:26 AM

Jordy Nelson caught 9-of-11 targets for 154 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

The yards were his most of the season, with the scores his 13th and 14th. Nelson and Aaron Rodgers were in rhythm from the opening whistle, with Nelson capping off the Packers' second drive with a lunging 21-yard score. TD2 was a two-yarder where Nelson worked himself open in the end zone for a scrambling Rodgers. The owner of a 91/1,191/14 line headed into Week 17, Nelson deserves serious Comeback Player of the Year consideration after missing all of 2015 with a torn ACL.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 04:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
RB1Ty Montgomery
2Christine Michael
3James Starks
GLB1Ty Montgomery
2Christine Michael
3RB1Ty Montgomery
2James Starks
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Randall Cobb
3Trevor Davis
WR21Davante Adams
2Jeff Janis
3Geronimo Allison
WR31Randall Cobb
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Jared Cook
LT1David Bakhtiari
2Jason Spriggs
LG1Lane Taylor
2Don Barclay
C1J.C. Tretter
2Corey Linsley
RG1T.J. Lang
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Kyle Murphy
K1Mason Crosby