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Packers expect an even better Jordy Nelson in 2017

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For the first time since 2014, Jordy Nelson is participating in the Packers’ OTAs. That was Nelson’s only Pro Bowl season, which is why he – and the Packers – have high hopes for what’s in store for him in 2017.

“It’s all about sharpening your skills,” coach Mike McCarthy told Ryan Wood of the USA Today Network. “The proof is in the pudding. Any time you come back from a major injury, history would support a jump in the second year. Because that first year back, there’s a number of different thresholds you have to get over. So now Jordy in here working on the specifics of getting better, not only himself but working [with] the other quarterbacks, and we have receivers and concepts that we may have in and so forth. It’s not that rehab component of we have to get to the next spot and get to the next spot and get back.

“I think that in itself is a big key for Jordy or any player in a second year coming off of a major injury.”

Nelson’s hip surgery cost him the 2015 offseason. He returned for training camp that season but tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a preseason game that cost him the regular season and the 2016 offseason program.

Nelson took a few weeks off after catching 97 passes for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. Now, he’s back to work and feeling great.

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15 Responses to “Packers expect an even better Jordy Nelson in 2017”
  1. officialgame says: Jun 6, 2017 9:10 PM

    Why? Because he is getting younger.

  2. GenXJ says: Jun 6, 2017 9:33 PM

    Jeez. I thought Julio was the wideout that set gb back.

  3. lenthevikesfan says: Jun 6, 2017 9:33 PM

    1 pro bowl? That’s crazy… Seems like he’s been balling for years. That game and voting process is a joke.

  4. mnrasslinggovjesse says: Jun 6, 2017 9:36 PM

    Two years past the injury, but also hitting the “30 year old” wall.
    Fortunately with the additions of Bennett and Kendricks, there will be less pressure on Jordy.

  5. speicher145 says: Jun 6, 2017 9:54 PM

    Most underrated player in the league.

  6. wordsmith513 says: Jun 6, 2017 9:55 PM

    MM always says that there is a jump the second year – no matter if that is for a second year player or the second year after a injury. If that is all a HC has to know I think I could handle it.

    Welcome back Jordy.

  7. stellarperformance says: Jun 6, 2017 10:29 PM

    Jordy and Rodgers. Two key pieces to a very good team. A team that every other team in the NFC North Division is chasing and has been chasing for years. Those teams would die to have the “problems” the Packers have.

  8. dickensbslim says: Jun 6, 2017 10:38 PM

    Dude got snubbed last year

  9. aj66shanghai says: Jun 6, 2017 10:45 PM

    If Aaron Rodgers doesn’t wait until week 9 to start trying, I’m sure Jordy Nelson will be a lot better this year.

  10. catchanotherpassadams says: Jun 6, 2017 11:15 PM

    You have to admire Jordy’s work ethic and all the off field contributions he and his wife make.Green Bay was the perfect team to draft him.Small town kid that never forgot his roots.

  11. minnesota1970 says: Jun 6, 2017 11:42 PM

    I feel bad for Jordy. No one is commenting on this story. Packer commentators must all be trolling Viking story’s. I’ll come to your rescue. Jory is the greatest WR. He will catch 400 balls for 11,000 yards and 250 TDs

  12. filthymcnasty3 says: Jun 6, 2017 11:44 PM

    Better?

    Jordy has always been the best.

  13. beerbratscheese says: Jun 7, 2017 7:58 AM

    With Bennett and Hendricks in the fold, I don’t see Jordy getting targeted as frequently, so his catches may be down, but he should be able to increase his YPC.

  14. Liberalsruineverything says: Jun 7, 2017 9:52 AM

    Bad hip and a bad knee. Can’t outrun anyone. Yeah why wouldn’t he keep getting better. SMH

  15. igocommando says: Jun 9, 2017 8:18 PM

    Nelson is a very good player, he’s certainly not underrated though. I did get a laugh out the McCarthy comment regarding pudding.

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