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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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Jordy Nelson caught 6-of-7 targets for 101 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' Week 3 win over the Lions.
Nelson’s production had been better than his play the first two weeks, but that was not the case against the Lions. He easily got open on a mismatch with a linebacker for a 49-yards before capping the Packers’ second drive with an eight-yard score. He was also pivotal on a successful two-minute drill late in the first half, catching four passes including a 17-yard touchdown in which he easily beat Darius Slay down the right sideline. Nelson did not see a target in the second half as the Packers leaned on the running game to close it out, but he is rounding into form. Even in a tough matchup against the Giants, Nelson will be a WR1 following the Week 4 bye. Sep 25 - 4:06 PM

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Jordy Nelson said he thinks he is getting better each week.

"This Sunday was better than the week before," Nelson said of the Week 2 loss to the Vikings. "As long as that continues, I'll be excited." Nelson has not really established himself as a deep threat yet this year, but he does lead the team in targets (20), catches (11), yards (105), and touchdowns (2). Only getting healthier, the breakout will come sooner than later for Nelson.
Source: ESPN
Sep 22 - 11:41 AM

Jordy Nelson caught 5-of-11 targets for 73 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 2 loss to the Vikings.

Nelson got his touchdown on a play-action pass at the one-yard line. He struggled to get separation from Vikings CB Trae Waynes, and wasn't on the same page with Aaron Rodgers. Nelson hasn't looked the same coming off last year's ACL tear, but is Green Bay's top red-zone threat. He'll remain a WR1 for a matchup with Detroit in Week 3.
Sep 19 - 12:44 AM

Jordy Nelson said he had "heavy legs" against the Jaguars Week 1.

It is not surprising at all considering he did not play a snap in the preseason, but he still managed to find the end zone in his first game back from last year's ACL tear. More importantly, Nelson played 54-of-64 snaps and escaped his first game action without suffering a setback. With Xavier Rhodes set to miss this week, Nelson could be in for a big game Sunday night.
Source: ESPN
Sep 15 - 10:02 AM

Jordy Nelson caught 6-of-9 targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Week 1 win over the Jaguars.

Nelson got off to a very slow start, drawing zero first quarter targets. He gradually heated up, but didn't appear quite as in sync with Aaron Rodgers as we've come to expect. His timing was off on a comeback route that could have been his seventh grab. His touchdown came as he stayed with the play in the end zone as Rodgers scrambled around for space and time. Now 31, Nelson didn't look like he had lost much, if anything. He should round into form relatively quickly. He'll be on the WR1/2 borderline for next week's trip to Minnesota. No. 1 Vikes CB Xavier Rhodes could miss the affair with a knee issue.
Sep 11 - 5:01 PM

Jordy Nelson confirmed he's talked with the Packers' coaches about being on a potential snap count for Week 1 against the Jaguars.

"We're not going to put a number on it," Nelson said. "We've discussed it. I think the situation of being in Jacksonville, we'll play it by snap-by-snap to be honest with you. But seeing how the possessions are taken, seeing what the weather is like, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of guys are rotating to stay fresh." Even if Nelson is only in on 60-70 percent of the snaps, he's still a must-start this week in a game with shootout potential and a 48.5-point total.
Sep 7 - 9:43 AM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky doubts Jordy Nelson (knee) will be able to play a full slate of snaps Week 1 against the Jags.

Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday Nelson would "be full-bore in Jacksonville," but Demovsky has his doubts. Nelson did not play a snap in the preseason and will have practiced in full for only about two weeks before Sunday's game. Despite the coach's comments, it is unlikely Nelson goes the distance. Even so, his big-play potential makes him a must-start option.
Source: ESPN
Sep 6 - 9:49 AM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Jordy Nelson (knee) is a "full go" at practice.

"We expect him to line up and be full bore in Jacksonville," McCarthy added. Despite sitting out the entire preseason, Nelson looks to be fully healthy heading into Week 1. He is a solid WR1 against the Jaguars.
Sep 5 - 12:02 PM

Jordy Nelson (knee) participated in his first full practice of Packers camp on Monday.

Coming off a 2015 ACL tear and early-camp knee tendinitis, Nelson worked with the first team in 11-on-11s after focusing on individual drills in last week's practices. "He looks just like Jordy," Randall Cobb observed. "He caught a deep ball. That’s what he does. It was great to see him out there."
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 29 - 5:50 PM

Jordy Nelson (knee) said conditioning is his biggest concern after sitting out all of last season.

Chemistry would seem to be the biggest concern after Nelson missed last year and likely all of the preseason, but the Packers do not seem to be worried. "He’s such an experienced person that literally like one rep in, he’s going to be back on his feet again," WRs coach Luke Getsy said. "I don’t think we have any issues or thoughts or worries about re-acclimating Jordy into this game." Nelson certainly carries risk as a 31-year-old coming off a serious injury, but he has the upside to finish as the top overall receiver. He is a fine pick in the second round.
Source: ESPN
Aug 23 - 10:47 AM

Jordy Nelson will participate in individual drills on Monday.

Activated off PUP last week, Monday will be Nelson's first full workout of training camp. He probably won't see much action in team drills, but this is a critical step as Nelson comes off last year's ACL tear and knee tendinitis to begin training camp. Nelson participated in pre-game warmups ahead of Thursday night's preseason game. He should be near or at 100 percent by Week 1.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 20 - 2:00 PM

Packers activated WR Jordy Nelson (knee) off the PUP list.

Nelson spent the first two-plus weeks out of practice with tendinitis in his non-surgically repaired knee. He was cleared after passing his physical, but will be worked back slowly. Nelson's return is good news for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense. He remains on track for Week 1.
Aug 17 - 5:46 PM

Aaron Rodgers suggested Sunday that Jordy Nelson (knee) could come off the active/PUP list as soon as next week.

Nelson is believed to be battling tendinitis in his knee, though not the same knee in which he tore his ACL last August. It's unclear whether Rodgers was speaking of this forthcoming week or the week after, but it's still nice to hear positivity surrounding Nelson's return. He should be healthy for Week 1.
Aug 7 - 8:54 PM

Packers OC Edgar Bennett said "it's just a matter of time" until Jordy Nelson (knee tendinitis) is back to his normal self.

Jordy has yet to practice in camp because of tendinitis in his left knee, likely a compensation injury as he attempts to come back from last year's torn right ACL. The Packers do not seem worried about their veteran receiver, but his availability for Week 1 is not a given. He is a risky pick in the second round.
Source: ESPN
Aug 2 - 11:35 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Jordy Nelson's left knee issue is tendinitis, and "not (currently) viewed as serious."

Per Werder, the issue is believed to be the result of Nelson "overcompensating during rehab" from his torn right ACL. Minor side ailments are common as players return from serious injuries like ACL and Achilles' tears, but can often linger. The Pack are putting on a brave face about Nelson's Week 1 status, but it shouldn't be taken for granted.
Jul 26 - 5:23 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
3Joe Callahan
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1James Starks
2Eddie Lacy
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Davante Adams
3Jeff Janis
4Trevor Davis
WR21Randall Cobb
2Jared Abbrederis
3Ty Montgomery
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Jared Cook
2Richard Rodgers
3Justin Perillo
LT1David Bakhtiari
2Jason Spriggs
LG1Lane Taylor
2Don Barclay
C1J.C. Tretter
2Corey Linsley
RG1T.J. Lang
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Kyle Murphy
K1Mason Crosby