PJordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
2 months ago

Nelson (knee) won't participate in 11-on-11 activities until training camp, even though he said he would be able to play in a game if the Packers had one this weekend, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson has participated throughout the Packers' offseason program, even catching passes from Aaron Rodgers on Thursday. The 31-year-old wideout might be a bit optimistic in his self-assessment, but it doesn't actually matter if he's game-ready, as Week 1 is still more than three months away. Given that he tore his ACL in August, it will come as no surprise if Nelson has a perfectly normal training camp. The Packers have improved depth in the receiving corps, after relying heavily on Nelson and Randall Cobb in 2014, and then turning to a slew of unreliable options for much of last season. Davante Adams, Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery (ankle) and Jared Abbrederis will compete for roles behind Nelson and Cobb, with Richard Rodgers and Jared Cook duking things out at tight end. Furthermore, the team has a pair of capable pass-catching backs in Eddie Lacy and James Starks, though neither is particularly adept at getting open.

PJordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
2 months ago

Nelson (knee) remains limited at OTAs, according to Packers reporter Jason Wilde.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson is doing individual work - running routes and catching passes - though presumably not at full speed. Having suffered his torn ACL last preseason, he may be ready for full participation at some point in camp. First, he'll need to prove that he can make sharp cuts while running at full speed. Nelson remains on track for Week 1.

PJordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
3 months ago

Nelson (knee) participated in the first day of the Packers' offseason program Monday, and afterward said, "We're right where we want to be" in his rehab program.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson characteristically didn't make any proclamations on when he'll be 100 percent, but it's telling that he reported no "mental blocks" or worries about losing a step after going through Monday's workout. Following his torn ACL suffered last preseason, all indications suggest Nelson has been recovering with great progress, shedding positive light on his outlook ahead of Week 1. Nonetheless, Nelson's involvement will have to be monitored throughout the build-up to this season, and onlookers should expect the Packers to take every precaution necessary with their star wideout.

PJordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
4 months ago

Nelson (knee) expects to receive clearance to run pass routes in the next two weeks, ESPN.com reports. On Thursday, the wide receiver said, "I'm 100 percent of what the doctor will let me do. The rest is unknown, but we're right where we want to be and will continue to progress once we get back to Green Bay in a week and a half."

EDGE Analysis

Led by head coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers have been optimistic with the state of Nelson's recovery from a torn ACL in his right knee, which has so far been able to handle "agility stuff and running." If he's able to partake in route running in the near future, Nelson could fit in far more of the offseason program than one would have expected when he sustained the injury in Pittsburgh on Aug. 23. In reality, though, Green Bay's medical and training staffs will likely exercise caution to ensure he reaches the regular season intact.

PJordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
5 months ago

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy doesn't expect Nelson (knee) to have any limitations at training camp, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy has been consistently optimistic about Nelson's progress, mentioning multiple times that the wide receiver is way ahead of schedule. Given that he's been running at full speed since January, Nelson may even be able to take part in a significant portion of the offseason program. He should be primed for a huge 2016 season working alongside Aaron Rodgers (knee).

PJordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
6 months ago

Nelson (knee) has been running at full speed for weeks, evidencing his impressive progress since tearing his ACL in August, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson has by all accounts been far ahead of schedule in his rehab from knee surgery. In already being able to run at full speed, Nelson appears poised to be 100 percent by the time training camp rolls around, although it's possible his reps could still be monitored as a precaution. While that's certainly a long time from now, Nelson's progress since his injury is a source of encouragement for the Packers offense.

PJordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
6 months ago

During Monday's media session, head coach Mike McCarthy told Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com that Nelson will "come back better than ever. He's so far ahead of the rehab."

EDGE Analysis

Since Nelson suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the preseason, he's only been seen on the Packers' sideline during the course of the 2015 season. Following confirmation from McCarthy that Nelson's recovery is progressing well, the wide receiver seems on pace to be ready for training camp. However, Nelson turns 31 in May, so it's a legitimate question to wonder if he'll regain the explosiveness that was sorely missing from Green Bay's receiving corps in 2015.

PJordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
11 months ago3 Comments

The Packers placed Nelson (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

This move does not come as a surprise with Nelson already expected to miss the entire 2015 season, but his placement on IR confirms that he will not see the field again until 2016. With Nelson out, Randall Cobb -- when healthy -- and Davante Adams will be the Packers' starting wide receivers in 2015.

PJordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
11 months ago11 Comments

The Green Bay Packers announced Monday that wide receiver Jordy Nelson will miss the upcoming season after suffering a significant right knee injury during Sunday's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was reported Sunday by ESPN that Nelson suffered a torn ACL, though the team did not confirm that report in their release. “I’m not trying to beat someone to be first out there," Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told ESPN after Sunday's game in response to a question about the initial diagnosis. "I’m hoping for good news tomorrow. I’m in the position of listening to all of the information until we get back to Green Bay, and do all of the scans. Jordy is a key member of our team on the field and off the field. Jordy is a great player. We’re looking for good news tomorrow.” Davante Adams would likely be the team's second wide receiver behind Randall Cobb if Nelson misses time.

PJordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
11 months ago23 Comments

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy would not elaborate on wide recover Jordy Nelson's knee injury after Sunday's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. There have been reports that Nelson, who had to leave in the first quarter as a result of the injury, may have torn his ACL, but McCarthy said he would not comment on preliminary reports. “I’m not trying to beat someone to be first out there," McCarthy told ESPN, responding to a question about the initial diagnosis. "I’m hoping for good news tomorrow. I’m in the position of listening to all of the information until we get back to Green Bay, and do all of the scans. Jordy is a key member of our team on the field and off the field. Jordy is a great player. We’re looking for good news tomorrow.” Davante Adams would likely be the team's second wide receiver behind Randall Cobb if Nelson needs to miss time.