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Jordy Nelson returns to practice

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The Packers just signed wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a long-term contract extension, so the last thing they’d want to do to celebrate is anything that would put him at risk of missing extended time this season.

That meant going the extra mile in terms of precaution when Nelson came down with a minor hamstring injury recently. Nelson skipped the preseason opener and a few practices, but his absence came to an end on Tuesday.

Nelson was back on the field, but the wraps weren’t totally off. Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports that Nelson took the first rep of each set of team periods, but did little else during those drills. That suggests the Packers are going to be easing him back to full speed, which could mean that they’ll hold off on making a decision about Nelson’s availability for Saturday’s game against the Rams.

If Nelson doesn’t play, he’ll still have the third preseason game and plenty of practice time to use to round himself into form for the regular season.

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  1. thepftpoet says: Aug 12, 2014 2:11 PM

    Let’s be honest.

    Jordy Nelson is a system player.

    He only thrives because of Aaron Rodgers, as shown by his production last season without him.

    He has about #2 WR possession talent.

    Cordarrelle Patterson will be light years better than him.

    Did you watch the Vikings preseason game?

    His routes looked perfect, and made a couple one handed snags.

    While having the best after the catch ability in the game.

    No doubt will the Vikings have an amazing passing game this year.

    The division is ours.

    #Skol

  2. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 12, 2014 2:12 PM

    Sign a contract, get hurt. Repeat. The Packer way.

  3. longtimefanhtr says: Aug 12, 2014 2:18 PM

    The Vikings have no one but BustH2O to throw the ball to him. Thus Patterson will produce as a # 3 receiver.

  4. bluntpacker says: Aug 12, 2014 2:26 PM

    for Vikings fans that don’t get BustH20. It’s referring to Teddy Bridgewater. Because he’ll be yet another bust, and H20 is the chemical make up of water.

  5. fartweasel says: Aug 12, 2014 2:28 PM

    “Jordy Nelson returns to practice”. That line should just be copy/pasted onto the Packers weekly injury report late each week. The guy is truly made of glass.

  6. mikemnz says: Aug 12, 2014 2:29 PM

    Patterson wouldn’t have to make one handed snags if the vikings had a qb that could throw the ball accurately.

  7. stellarperformance says: Aug 12, 2014 2:34 PM

    Nelson is a “system” guy? But that’s what the Viking trolls used to say Rodgers was! Are they both “system” guys? How does that work? Is it really that simple?

  8. cribbage12 says: Aug 12, 2014 2:37 PM

    What kind of day did Teddy Bridgewater have in practice today? Wait….you mean the NFL dot com website headline is true? He threw 3 picks and then had a DB drop a 4th? WAIT!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Bahahahaha

  9. stormeeatl says: Aug 12, 2014 2:42 PM

    Viking fans are even worse than Bears fans when it comes to thinking how great they are going to be because they have one good young WR. I guess he forgets how many times Jordy has torched the Queens, especially with those sideline throws that are definitely in the number 1 possession receiver range. And what does “SKOL” stand for – oh that’s right, “Superbowl Kings of Original Losers”

  10. revelation123 says: Aug 12, 2014 2:45 PM

    Due to precautionary measures, he’ll probably skip Saturday’s game just like he did last week’s with fellow Superstars Aaron Rodgers and Eddie Lacy.

  11. ariani1985 says: Aug 12, 2014 2:48 PM

    old, slow and brittle, did you honestly expect any thing else from a Turd Thompson signing?
    Only in Green Bay would a poor drafting GM still hold a job like this but than again we are talking about a fan base which refers to an empty bottle of wild turkey as the state bird…..

  12. themeccalambeaufield says: Aug 12, 2014 2:51 PM

    Jordy Nelson 1,300 yds for the season and 182 and 2 tds against the queens. Pretty good for a #2 hey troll? Matter of fact his numbers are as good as Jennings and Patterson’s combined last year! Bwahahahaa!

    Truly made of glass? Do all the queen posters just make things up? In 6 year he has missed 7 games 4 one season and 3 in another. Wow that’s about 1 per season.

  13. sisqsage says: Aug 12, 2014 2:57 PM

    The kid’s got talent, but doesn’t he get hurt every year?

  14. mvp43 says: Aug 12, 2014 2:58 PM

    Love the Viking trolls. Tell me a player who is not a system guy?

    If its a good system, there will be success which will lead to championships. Maybe Minnesota’s had a bad systen since 1961.

  15. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 12, 2014 3:00 PM

    It’s amazing that the Vikings have never been able to manufacture a “system” that won a Super Bowl. Not even once.

    Let’s hope they are able to manufacture a stadium that doesn’t tumble to the Earth when it snows this time around.

  16. ariani1985 says: Aug 12, 2014 3:01 PM

    His new nick name on the team is Humpty Dumpty…….

  17. shaggytoodle says: Aug 12, 2014 3:09 PM

    His nickname is White Megatron.

    The Packers need to warm up longer and stretch longer. I think that would help reduce the hamstring issues.

  18. schmitty2 says: Aug 12, 2014 3:36 PM

    Nelson is talented and tough but he has dealt with hamstring issues the last 2 years. That has to be a bit worriesome at the very least.

  19. deltaoracle says: Aug 12, 2014 3:40 PM

    To go along with his impressive athleticism, Nelson is a farm boy who is used to doing a full day’s hard work whether he’s sick or hurt or not. He’s also a quality person, which makes him such a good fit with the Packers just the way that someone like Randy Moss was a perfect fit in that place across the river.
    Can’t wait to see Jordy hauling in TD passes against Mini this year while Cap’n Munnerlyn helplessly waves his hands at Nelson’s shoulder pad level.

  20. bleedgreengold says: Aug 12, 2014 4:10 PM

    A column about Nelson gets taken over by the trolls…too bad they don’t have any good Viking websites to visit. And yes, you SKOL idiots,,,GET A SYSTEM for God;s sake. Jordy was referred to as “White Lightning” on a web site I saw last month, Kool.

  21. rikker12 says: Aug 12, 2014 4:16 PM

    At least the Packers hold out their players when they really don’t need them when they are slightly injured. The Vikings hold out their players when they are not even injured. (Peterson)

  22. atthemurph says: Aug 12, 2014 4:40 PM

    Nelson is as clutch as they come. Perhaps the most underrated WR in the NFL.

  23. longtimefanhtr says: Aug 12, 2014 5:00 PM

    7 catches for 123 yards against Minnesota on Oct 27 vs. Vikings. We’ll see more of the same in 2014.

  24. rtlambert1 says: Aug 12, 2014 5:03 PM

    “Jordy Nelson is a system player. He only thrives because of Aaron Rodgers, as shown by his production last season without him.”

    This comment is laughable. Did you actually look at his production last season?

    85 Receptions, 1314 Yards, 8 TDs

    (Career highs in receptions and yards, yea his production really dipped without Rodgers. Next time, take the time to actually take a look at the numbers before running your mouth.)

  25. axespray says: Aug 12, 2014 5:08 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Aug 12, 2014 2:34 PM
    Nelson is a “system” guy? But that’s what the Viking trolls used to say Rodgers was! Are they both “system” guys? How does that work? Is it really that simple?
    ——————————
    It means that viking fans are finally admitting that Mike McCarthy is a great coach…. until they say that he’s only good because of the players he has, so that’ll mean that they’re complimenting Ted Thompson – until they go back to saying “He only drafts bustz!”

  26. tokyofilthblaster says: Aug 12, 2014 5:09 PM

    Tremendous news!!!

    As if Packer fans needed yet another reason to rejoice!

  27. packfanaj12 says: Aug 12, 2014 5:46 PM

    Jordy Nelson is a system player. – have you seen his catches?———— not a system player, he is a put yourself in the right spot player.

    He only thrives because of Aaron Rodgers, as shown by his production last season without him. ————- Still had great great stats when Rodgers was out.

    He has about #2 WR possession talent. —————– No, considering he played with 4 differnt QB’s last year, and still tore up the field, I would say he has #1 WR talent.

    I know it’s hard for Vikings fans to understand talent, since they have seen it waisted year after year in their organization.

  28. allpackersallthetime says: Aug 12, 2014 5:51 PM

    Pacfanaj12 knows exactly what he’s talking about lol

  29. pervyspankspackfans says: Aug 12, 2014 5:55 PM

    Jordy is one of my Lomdardi loser favorites. He plays just enough to offer hope for the brat biters and then he blows his 5 year old girl hammys….

  30. tangysizzl says: Aug 12, 2014 7:34 PM

    All you need to know about Viking fans is in this thread, enjoy.

  31. stellarperformance says: Aug 12, 2014 7:38 PM

    Nelson took first place in the high school track and field state finals in the 100, 200, 400, and the long jump. The guy is a stud. He runs perfect routes “systematically.” I guess that makes him a “systems” guy, whatever that is. Whenever I describe his style of play to people unfamiliar with him, I tell how he obliterated a Viking defender down the sideline with a stiff arm that drove the guy into the turf like he was jousting, then stomped on the guy on his way to another TD. Yeah…….he’s fragile alright.

  32. vincelombardisghost says: Aug 12, 2014 8:27 PM

    Viking Trolls! Riddle me this, jokers. If Greg Jennings was also a “systems guy””,” which based on your uneducated remarks is apparently a negative for him as well, then why did the Vikings sign him?

  33. trapshoot says: Aug 12, 2014 8:38 PM

    Packers seem to have an inordinate number of hamstring injuries.

  34. mypercyhurts2 says: Aug 12, 2014 8:54 PM

    I had to go back 10 years to find a Vikings receiver who had more receiving yards than Jordy Nelson did last year – and he did it without Aaron Rodgers for half the year. Apparently, the Packers’ “system” is just that much better than the Vikings’.

  35. sonofad says: Aug 13, 2014 8:32 AM

    Jordy just has that world championship aura that surrounds him.

  36. stvang says: Aug 13, 2014 10:08 PM

    Wow all these system players. If its the system why dont they just install that system in Minniehaha. Why with their talent this system should make them unstoppable

  37. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Aug 14, 2014 12:22 PM

    Why are my fellow pack fans so obsessed with the Viking’s? Their not even our biggest rival! Grow up.

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