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Jordy Nelson | Wide Receiver

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/31/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
College: Kansas State
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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. Aug 24 - 5:23 PM

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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.
Aug 23 - 3:06 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.
Aug 23 - 1:25 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.
Jul 30 - 12:07 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.
Jul 29 - 6:14 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.
Jul 26 - 10:37 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.
Jun 14 - 3:08 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.
Jun 11 - 9:37 AM

Jordy Nelson (hip) has begun participating at OTAs.

Wednesday marked Nelson's first practice since offseason hip surgery. Nelson hasn't been cleared for 11-on-11 work, but was taking part in individual drills. The Packers expect Nelson to be full-go for training camp.
Jun 10 - 6:05 PM

Jordy Nelson (hip surgery) is sitting out OTAs.

"Not necessarily," was Nelson's response when asked if he had a timetable to return to practice. "We’re just going to continue to progress going forward." It's unclear when Nelson underwent the "clean-up" operation, but he's expected to be ready for camp.
May 28 - 4:38 PM

Jordy Nelson is recovering from offseason hip surgery.

It was merely a cleanup operation and Nelson should be fine in 6-8 weeks, according to coach Mike McCarthy. If Nelson was hurt last season, he sure didn't play like it. He reeled in a team-record 1,519 receiving yards en route to his first All-Pro selection. We're not particularly worried about Nelson's re-draft stock. At the same time, now might be an opportunity to sell high on Nelson in Dynasty as he approaches his 30th birthday.
Mar 25 - 11:14 AM

Jordy Nelson caught 5-of-8 targets for 71 yards in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss.

Nelson spent a decent amount of time on Richard Sherman Island, but still found plenty of space to operate. He did commit a drop, something he did surprisingly often in 2014. Nevertheless, it doesn't dampen what was a career-best campaign for the seventh-year wideout. Both Nelson's catches (98) and yards (1,519) were new personal bests by significant margins. With Randall Cobb's Packers future up in the air, Nelson's standing as a WR1 for 2015 couldn't be stronger. Going on 30, he remains one of the best players in football.
Jan 18 - 7:13 PM

Jordy Nelson secured 2-of-5 targets for 22 yards in the Packers' Divisional Round win over the Cowboys.

Nelson's first catch went for a gain of 11 on a back-shoulder pass from Aaron Rodgers. Lined up in the slot late in the first quarter, Nelson drew a long pass-interference flag on Cowboys LCB Brandon Carr. Nelson beat Carr for another 11-yard gain midway through the second quarter. Plays later, Nelson had a drop on third-and-long to kill the drive. As Carr had good coverage on Jordy, Rodgers turned to Randall Cobb and Davante Adams to carry Green Bay's passing game. Jordy will have to "win" against Seattle's Legion of Boom secondary next week for the Packers to have an NFC title chance.
Jan 11 - 4:42 PM

Jordy Nelson caught 6-of-8 targets for 86 yards in the Packers' Week 17 win over the Lions.

Nelson closes the book on the regular season with 98 catches for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns. Both the catches and yards are new career bests by comfortable margins. Nelson now has two weeks to rest up for a home playoff game in the Divisional Round.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:09:00 PM

Jordy Nelson caught nine passes for 113 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 16 win one the Bucs.

Nelson couldn't get anything going downfield with Aaron Rodgers, with most of his yards coming on underneath routes. His touchdown came on a one-yard slant late in the fourth quarter. Nelson secured all nine of his targets and didn't have any drops this week. The Packers play the Lions for the NFC North title in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:45:00 PM

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FB1John Kuhn
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WR21Davante Adams
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TE1Richard Rodgers
2Kennard Backman
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