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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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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

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

Jordy Nelson secured 5-of-12 targets for 55 yards in the Packers' Week 15 loss to the Bills.

Nelson got wide open on a double move late in the third quarter and would have had a 94-yard touchdown, but flat dropped it. Otherwise, he was bottled up by Stephon Gilmore and Corey Graham on the outside as Buffalo's cornerbacks stepped up for a great game. Expect Jordy to rebound at Tampa in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Jordy Nelson caught eight passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns in Green Bay's 43-37, Week 14 win over Atlanta on Monday night.

He was targeted 10 times. Nelson drew Falcons rising star LCB Desmond Trufant in coverage for most of the night, and Trufant held his own for the most part. On Nelson's first touchdown, Aaron Rodgers had all the time in the world to find Jordy in the back of the end zone from 10 yards out. Nelson's second score was the nail that closed the Falcons' coffin. Nelson put a double-move on the cornerback -- not Trufant -- who then passed Nelson off to the safety, who was then roasted for the 60-yard touchdown down the middle. After being held under 100 yards the past two weeks, it was a nice breakout for Nelson. He'll run most of his Week 15 routes against Bills top CB Stephon Gilmore.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 11:56:00 PM

Jordy Nelson caught 2-of-6 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Week 13 win over the Patriots.

Both the catches and yards were Nelson's second fewest of the season, but he saved his fantasy bacon by roasting Darrelle Revis for a 45-yard score with time winding down in the first half. Nelson got inside position, and was off to the races as he reversed fields. Look for Nelson to make a much-bigger box score impression against the Falcons in Week 14.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Aaron Rodgers said the Vikings made a concerted effort to slow down Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb Sunday.

The Vikings split their safeties to cloud the Packers' wideouts, a move that limited Nelson and Cobb to a combined 12-126-0. "What we have done best is get the ball to Jordy and Randall," Rodgers said. "They have had big statistical seasons so they tried to take them out of the game." Of course, that allowed Eddie Lacy to run through soft boxes for 25-125-1. Nelson and Cobb will see more 1-on-1 coverage in Week 13, but it will be against Darrelle Revis and the Patriots.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:24:00 AM

Jordy Nelson had eight catches for 68 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Vikings.

Nelson was matched up with Josh Robinson for most of the game. He failed to get anything going downfield with Aaron Rodgers despite his team-high 12 targets. Nelson still led the Packers in receiving in a game where Rodgers only completed 19 passes. He could be shadowed by Darrelle Revis next week against the Patriots, but will remain a top-five receiver play.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Scott Tolzien
3Brett Hundley
4Matt Blanchard
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3Rajion Neal
4John Crockett
5Alonzo Harris
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1John Kuhn
2Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jeff Janis
3Jared Abbrederis
4Ricky Collins
5Javess Blue
WR21Randall Cobb
2Davante Adams
3Ty Montgomery
4Myles White
5Jimmie Hunt
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Andrew Quarless
2Richard Rodgers
3Justin Perillo
4Kennard Backman
5Mitchell Henry
K1Mason Crosby