Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
4 days ago

Nelson hauled in six catches (on seven targets) for 101 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Seeing Nelson and quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the same page was a sight to behold. All of the receiver's damage was done in just two first-half drives. Nelson rambled 49 yards on a catch-and-run on the Packers' second drive and capped it off with an eight-yard touchdown. Three drives later, he caught a beautiful teardrop pass down the right sideline for a 17-yard score. Nelson appears to have his ACL injury from a year ago completely behind him, and could be in store for big numbers in the ensuing Packers' homestand. Green Bay will have a bye in Week 4 before having the Giants to town Oct. 9.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
2 weeks ago

Nelson gathered in five of 11 targets for 73 yards and one touchdown in Sunday night's loss at Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

The communication between Nelson and Aaron Rodgers has yet to settle on a happy medium, as evidenced by a measly 45 percent catch rate in this contest. Granted, Nelson salvaged his evening with a one-yard touchdown for the game's first score, which came on the heels of a defensive holding call on the wideout from Vikings defensive back Terence Newman. On the other side of the coin, Rodgers clearly expected Nelson to be prepared for certain back-shoulder throws, in particular, that instead fell incomplete. With end-zone visits in back-to-back weeks, it's difficult to be disappointed in Nelson's initial outings following an ACL tear, but his 9.5 YPC to date falls well short of his mark of 15.3 YPC prior to the injury.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
3 weeks ago1 Comment

Nelson caught six of nine targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson averaged a mere 5.3 yards per catch in his return to NFL action for the first time in 2014, but he was able to hook up with Aaron Rodgers on a well-executed eight-yard touchdown. He should improve as he shakes off the rust that accumulated during his long absence and should be a fine fantasy asset once he is fully up to speed. Next week brings with it a matchup versus the Vikings.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
3 weeks ago3 Comments

Nelson wasn't listed on the Packers' first injury report of the season Wednesday, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

After head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Nelson wouldn't have any restrictions in Week 1, skepticism abounded, especially following a preseason in which the wide receiver didn't log a single snap. A full practice Wednesday confirms the preceding, but two sessions remain to reaffirm that Nelson will in fact attempt to flash his status as a burner. If he's the same old Nelson, he'll gobble up upwards of 90 percent of the offensive snaps in Sunday's game at Jacksonville.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
3 weeks ago

Head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Nelson (knee) won't have any restrictions in Sunday's regular-season opener against Jacksonville, ESPN.com reports. "Jordy's full go," McCarthy said. "And we expect him to line up and be full bore in Jacksonville."

EDGE Analysis

Despite missing the entire preseason and being limited throughout training camp, Nelson is apparently expected to start in Week 1 against a rebuilt Jacksonville defense. He only resumed 11-on-11 work last week, so while head coach Mike McCarthy may be optimistic, it's still quite possible Nelson won't be ready to handle a typical starter's complement of snaps. He played more than 91 percent of Green Bay's offensive snaps in both 2013 and 2014.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
1 month ago

Nelson (knee) will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson's projected absence from Thursday's preseason game is not much of a surprise considering he returned to practice just over a week ago. Various reports suggest that he'll still be ready for Week 1, but Nelson hasn't played in live action since 2014, and the 31-year-old may not be fully equipped to handle the workload that he's used to right off the bat. Assuming that he is ready for the season opener, however, Nelson figures to function as Aaron Rodgers top target.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
1 month ago

Nelson (knee) took part in 11-on-11 drills Monday for the first time since returning to practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson returned to practice Aug. 20, and while he probably won't play in Green Bay's final preseason game, he seems to have cleared the last major hurdle at practice. Though expected to be ready for Week 1 in Jacksonville, the 31-year-old Nelson won't necessarily handle his usual massive snap count. He played more than 91 percent of the Packers' offensive snaps in both 2013 and 2014.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
1 month ago

Nelson (knee) doesn't expect to play in Thursday's preseason finale versus the Chiefs, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson resumed practicing early last week, but the Packers are expected to ease him back into game action, which means he's unlikely to see time in Thursday's preseason outing. He's not expected to miss any regular season games, however, so he should still be ready to go for Week 1. Once back, Nelson will immediately fill in as the Packers' top overall wide receiver.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
1 month ago

Nelson (knee) is inactive for Friday's preseason matchup with the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson resumed practicing earlier this week, but he is not ready for game action just yet. With just one preseason game remaining, it's looking likely that Nelson will not play at all during the exhibition season. Both he and the Packers have indicated Nelson will be ready to go by Week 1, but his snaps could be limited a bit early on as he gets himself back into game shape.

Jordy Nelson
WR GB (4)
1 month ago

Nelson (knee) will go through individual drills at Monday's practice, according to coach Mike McCarthy.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson was activated from the PUP list last week and will return to practice on an individual basis Monday. Green Bay's top receiver was also a part of pregame warmups prior to Thursday's exhibition against the Raiders, so another day of action to start this week is a good sign for all parties involved. While it's unclear when Nelson will be able to join full team drills, Monday's return to the practice field is obviously encouraging.