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Jordy Nelson | Wide Receiver | #87

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 (quad) expects to play in Sunday's game against the Bengals.
Nelson's status was looking questionable after sitting out the entire second half last week, but he's on track to play after practicing in full. He should be active barring a setback, though expectations should be downgraded at less than 100 percent. The Packers are trending up with Nelson and RT Bryan Bulaga looking likely to return. Randall Cobb (chest) didn't practice Wednesday and is more up in the air for Week 3. Sep 20 - 8:03 PM

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Jordy Nelson (quad) is practicing in full for Week 3 against the Bengals.

It's a great sign after Nelson missed most of Sunday night's game. He's ahead of Randall Cobb (shoulder), who was held out of practice. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Nelson only has a 50-percent chance to play this week, but he's trending in the right direction.
Source: ESPN
Sep 20 - 4:57 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jordy Nelson (quad) is "50-50" for Week 3 against the Bengals.

Nelson has avoided a serious injury, but it is still possible he is forced to miss a game. The news for Randall Cobb's shoulder injury is even better, and it does not sound like he will miss any time. Despite the scare on Sunday night, the Packers' receiver corps appears to still be intact.
Sep 19 - 7:56 AM

Jordy Nelson (quad) limped off the field in the first quarter against the Falcons and is questionable to return.

This injury may have been due to a knee to his thigh. He was able to limp off the field under his own power and was sitting on the bench with the trainers working on his lower quad. A few minutes after the injury, he was on the exercise bike. If Nelson needs to miss time, that would mean more targets for Davante Adams, Ty Montgomery and Randall Cobb.
Sep 17 - 9:01 PM

Jordy Nelson caught 7-of-8 targets for 79 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' Week 1 win over the Seahawks.

Nelson's score, a 32-yarder in the waning moments of the third quarter, came after Aaron Rodgers caught the Seahawks napping with 12 men on the field. Nelson ripped a seam between Bobby Wagner and Earl Thomas. 2017 will be Nelson's age-32 season, but there's zero reason to believe he won't remain as effective as ever.
Sep 10 - 7:57 PM

Jordy Nelson caught 1-of-2 targets for four yards in the Packers' third preseason game.

His night was short, along with Aaron Rodgers'. Although Nelson is 32 years old, he progressively got better as last season wore on and is now a full season removed from his 2015 ACL tear. As Rodgers' locked-in No. 1 receiver and a red-zone dominator, Nelson is every bit worthy of a first-round fantasy pick.
Aug 26 - 10:26 PM

Associated Press named Packers WR Jordy Nelson its 2016 Comeback Player of the Year.

He beat out Le’Veon Bell and Cameron Wake. After missing the entire 2015 season to ACL surgery, Nelson rebounded with 97 catches, 1,257 yards and a league-high 14 touchdowns. There were rumblings Nelson might never be the same player given his age at the time of his injury, but he picked up where he left off before going down. Nelson's play fell off late in the year and in the playoffs, but he will return as a top-10 receiver for 2017.
Feb 4 - 8:00 PM

Jordy Nelson caught 6-of-9 targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Falcons.

Nelson probably shouldn’t have been playing after suffering a gruesome ribs injury in the Wild Card round, but looked no worse for the wear as he gutted out tough catches. Returning from a torn ACL, Nelson looked a step or two slower during his age-31 campaign — his 13.0 yards per catch was his lowest since 2010 — but he made up for it with his toughness and savvy. Nelson caught a league-high 14 touchdowns, and tallied the second-most receptions of his career (97). He remains one of the best players in football. Even at age 32, Nelson should be a WR1 in 2017.
Jan 22 - 6:31 PM

Jordy Nelson (ribs) is active for the NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

As are Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring). Despite being active, Nelson's ability to play a full complement of snaps is in serious question despite a Kevlar vest which he hopes will protect his broken ribs. Nelson is a dart throw at best in DFS, but he is a high-upside one.
Jan 22 - 1:37 PM

Jordy Nelson (ribs, illness, questionable) is expected to play with a Kevlar vest in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

Nelson practiced twice this week but wasn't cleared for any contact. Under normal circumstances Nelson would likely have been ruled out, but instead he'll wear a protective vest made from Kevlar. Tony Romo wore a similar vest when he played through broken ribs a few years ago. Nelson is putting it all on the line for Sunday's NFC Championship tilt but it's unclear how effective he'll be or if the Packers plan on using him as a decoy. Davante Adams (ankle, questionable) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring, questionable) will also suit up on Sunday.
Jan 22 - 9:27 AM

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Jordy Nelson (ribs, illness, questionable), Davante Adams (ankle, questionable) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) will all be available for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

Morgan Burnett is also expected to play after exiting last week's game with a thigh injury. Out of those four, only Burnett and Nelson were able to practice this week. Coach Mike McCarthy has acknowledged that if this were a regular season game, the receiving trio of Adams, Allison and Nelson would all be out this week. Jordy and company deserve credit for gutting it out at much less than 100 percent, but it's anyone's guess how long each player will last or how effective they'll be. Look for Randall Cobb and Jared Cook to be target hogs Sunday in what should be a high-scoring affair at the Georgia Dome.
Jan 22 - 8:22 AM

Jordy Nelson (ribs, illness) is listed as questionable for the NFC Championship Game.

He was a "limited" participant in Wednesday and Thursday's practices, then sat out Friday due to the flu. Nelson's availability will be determined on Saturday, or Sunday just before the Packers face the Falcons. We don't know if he'll play, and we don't know if Nelson will be effective if he does.
Jan 20 - 4:13 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy said all three of Jordy Nelson (ribs), Davante Adams (ankle), and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) could be game-time decisions for the NFC Championship game.

Nelson sat out practice on Friday due to an illness, but McCarthy said he did more than expected at practice on Thursday and has a chance to play. Adams twisted his ankle in the Divisional Round, while Allison came down with a pulled hammy. At least one or two of them will have to play Sunday.
Jan 20 - 10:55 AM

Jordy Nelson (ribs) participated without pads in Thursday's practice.

It means he hasn't been cleared for contact. He remained "limited" on the injury report, which has him ahead of Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring). Coach Mike McCarthy indicated Thursday that both Adams and Allison will likely suit up against the Falcons. Nelson's status isn't clear, but he's certainly giving himself a shot to be active for the biggest game of the season. If Nelson does play, he obviously won't be in for his usual complement of snaps. The Pack could have to lean on Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis.
Jan 19 - 4:03 PM

Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) admitted he worked "slowly" back into Wednesday's practice.

Officially, he was listed as "limited." Either way, it was a step in the right direction. "I just caught some balls, tried to slowly work back in to it and feel things out," Nelson described. Nelson admitted he is entering unknown territory in his "hopeful" quest to play against the Falcons. "I've never played receiver with broken ribs," said Jordy. "We'll find out, hopefully. ... It's one of those things that you'll figure out when you get there. If it happens, we'll see how it goes."
Jan 18 - 8:58 PM

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FB1Aaron Ripkowski
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RT1Bryan Bulaga
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