Jordy Nelson will test hamstring again Friday

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy said that wide receiver Jordy Nelson was close to playing in Week Eight against the Jaguars, but the team decided to let him rest his injured hamstring.

Either the team is operating out of an abundance of caution or Nelson’s hamstring has taken a step backward in the last few days because the Packers practiced without him on Wednesday. They won’t have him on Thursday, either.

Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that coach Mike McCarthy said that Nelson will test his hamstring on Friday in hopes of getting into the lineup against the Cardinals in Week Nine. It’s a similar strategy as the one the Packers employed after Nelson hurt his hamstring in practice last week, which suggests that Nelson’s chances of playing won’t be considerably different.

If Nelson can’t go, the Packers will rely on James Jones, Randall Cobb and Donald Driver at wide receiver again this week. It would be helpful to their passing game if tight end Jermichael Finley’s long lost chemistry with Aaron Rodgers also reappeared, but the team showed last week that they can still win games with a depleted receiving corps.

8 responses to “Jordy Nelson will test hamstring again Friday

  1. vargavarga says: Oct 31, 2012 3:17 PM

    “Nelson or no Nelson, if they play like they did last week than the Cardinals are going to crush them.”

    Cardinals arent crushing anyone. They could however with some luck and a myriad of ridiculously bad calls – eke out a close game. Pete Carroll says the Arizona Cardinals would be undefeated if it weren’t for a couple of bad halves each game.

    Yeah, I know, but I’m still pissed! 6 and 2

  2. If the Packers had any semblance of a ground game I’d feel a lot better. Never really been a Bret Bielema fan, but when the UW running attack wasn’t doing anything he canned his OLine coach after two games and started getting results. Packers haven’t had a real running game for about two years, yet McCarthy does nothing to shake things up. If the Cards’ D is allowed to tee off on Rodgers and GB’s receivers aren’t getting any more separation than they were vs. the Jags, this could be a season-killing loss.

  3. ” the Packers will rely on James Jones, Randall Cobb and Donald Driver ”
    That’s still a better receiving group than 85% of other teams.

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