Jordy Nelson passes physical, cleared to return to practice

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Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson passed his physical Wednesday and has been activated from the physically unable to perform list.

Nelson, who missed all of last season after tearing his right ACL in a preseason game, felt some discomfort in his knee while preparing for training camp and was placed on PUP. The Packers are expected to still limit Nelson’s on-field activity over the next few weeks, but his activation clears the way for Nelson to be ready to play in the Sept. 11 season opener.

Nelson insisted this new injury was minor and wouldn’t slow him for long.

The Packers offense wasn’t the same without Nelson last year, and eventually getting him back to full strength will be a big boost for Aaron Rodgers and Company.

33 responses to “Jordy Nelson passes physical, cleared to return to practice

  1. With Megatron retired, and Nelson is close to the receiver he was 2 seasons ago he will likely be the best one in the division.

    Stay healthy and give’em hell.

  2. After watching Rogers melt without him last season, Rogers should hand over those MVP trophys to Jordy. He’s the real man on that team.

  3. Thank God. When Jordy went down last season I knew I was going to be missing out on the drop back, heave and ho passes Rodgers used to make in the past. The anticipation of not knowing what was going to happen because we couldn’t see was maddening, but amazing at the same time. I can’t wait for that again, because honestly, I’m over the 2 yard slant passes that go for 3 yards. Welcome back Jordy!

  4. Guess who holds the NFL record for most TD catches of 40+ yards in a season (7)? Not Jerry Rice, or Bob Hayes, or Paul Warfield, or Randy Moss, or TO. Nope, it’s Jordy in 2014. It’s great to have him back.

  5. Jordy is a very necessary piece of the puzzle. In my opinion (only,) he is not a true #1. It’s because he is quick…….but he’s not quick and fast. He can get open because he is a great route runner. He and Rodgers are in-sync, and that is 100 times better than simply fast.

    I am a huge Jordy fan and getting back to 90% won’t be good enough. He has to be 100% or somebody else is going to have to step up and surprise all of us.

    It can happen.

  6. People forget jordy has had injury issues for three seasons showing age and frailty. Ya he can come back but to what and fornhow long? They have too much riding on his maybe game .

  7. VIKINGS Aint scared Cheeeeeeeeser brains……….for the love of god. Keep pinning those hopes on the glory of the past, present tence works and lasts.

  8. The Packers had one slightly down season out of five last year and have made several improvements.

    The Vikings had one slightly decent season out of five and have made very few improvements.

    Why do you think the prognosticators have placed the Packers in the top five likely SuperBowl contenders?

    Contenders versus pretenders. The Vikings are going nowhere.

  9. Does passing his physical mean that he was cleared of being overweight by the fat detecting x-ray machines or does that mean that since he has now passed his physical that he has to pass a reoccurring dose of radiation to prove that he is not too big boned?

  10. This is about Jordy Nelson, One-Trick-Pony.

    Don’t worry, there will be other posts about Eddie Lacy, and then you can recycle you’re trite fat jokes for the 90th time.

  11. stellarperformance says:
    Aug 17, 2016 8:52 PM
    The Packers had one slightly down season out of five last year and have made several improvements.

    The Vikings had one slightly decent season out of five and have made very few improvements.

    Why do you think the prognosticators have placed the Packers in the top five likely SuperBowl contenders?

    Contenders versus pretenders. The Vikings are going nowhere.
    —————-

    Your old physically broken team will be mentally broken after week one. Then the panic really kicks in after a week two beat down. It’s ok to be scared I would be too if I were you

  12. It’s taken a year to get back on the field? He must’ve been following the Lacy Conditioning Program.

  13. If they play this guy in any pre season games they’re nuts.

    And the Vikings have made few improvements while the Pack has made several since the end of last season? The team that basically has the same team except one FA TE that’s injured and that effectively drafted the same number of players as the Vikings in 2016? The team that had no rookies on the 2015 all rookie team compared to the one that had 3? The team who’s 2015 Pro Bowlers are all over 30 when the other team’s were under? Look, the Pack is probably going to win the NFCN, but the Vikes will be right there in the playoffs. I’m beginning to wonder if stellar’s account has been hacked the last two days.

  14. Just for the record, the minor discomfort was in his left knee, not the healed ACL right knee. I, for one, can’t wait to see Jordy “burn some purple” in the new glass Green House West in week #2.

  15. stellarperformance says:

    Why do you think the prognosticators have placed the Packers in the top five likely SuperBowl contenders?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    FYI

    Last year the Cowboys were listed in the Top 5 and they didn’t even make the playoffs.

    The Packers were favored to win the NFC North last year and they didn’t because they couldn’t beat a single team in the NFC North at Lambeau Field.

  16. Awesome. You’ve unlocked out the secret. There are a lot of different prognosticators and a lot of different opinions. They don’t all pan out. Don’t tell anyone.

    Cowboys are a bad example, however. I’m sure that picking them was based upon Tony Romo playing, rather than Matt Cassel, Brandon Weeden, and Kellen Moore.

    Cowboy ended up 4-12. They were 3-1 in games Tony Romo started.

  17. This is about Jordy Nelson, One-Trick-Pony.

    Don’t worry, there will be other posts about Eddie Lacy, and then you can recycle you’re trite fat jokes for the 90th time.
    ————————–
    So you are saying their fat detecting x-rays machines are exclusively for Eddie Lacy?

  18. Pinning all your hopes on a 31 year WR coming off an ACL tear? The desperation is real for Packer fans. Vikings have a log jam of great, young receivers…I assume the Packers are drooling to see who we have to cut.

  19. skol4life says:

    Your old physically broken team will be mentally broken after week one. Then the panic really kicks in after a week two beat down. It’s ok to be scared I would be too if I were you
    ——————————-

    But the Packers were younger than the vikings last season and will be probably be again this year.

    Your old, beaten up team looked awfully old and beaten up in the wild card round last year. That cold certainly played havoc with the septuagenarians MN wheeled out onto the frozen plastic field.

    I had visions of Favre’s frozen fingers from 2007. I bet all of Mudduck land wished he were the QB again as Touchdown Teddy led that vaunted purple offense to 3 FGs.

    Of course not much of that mattered as Fumblina made his twice a decade playoff appearance and proceeded to again fumble the game away.

  20. The thing is, now the Lacy has pushed away from the buffet and is actually in shape, the Packers won’t have to rely on the passing game.
    With a resurgent run game, the passing game will open up. I work “behind enemy lines” in MN and let me tell you Vikings fans are plenty wary of the Packers this season.
    The Vikings are better than they have been for about a decade and I think it will be a battle for first place to the end. That being said, I think the Packers will have the edge as long as #12 is under center and Lacy is pounding.

  21. djvh2 says:
    Aug 17, 2016 7:10 PM

    Guess who holds the NFL record for most TD catches of 40+ yards in a season (7)? Not Jerry Rice, or Bob Hayes, or Paul Warfield, or Randy Moss, or TO. Nope, it’s Jordy in 2014. It’s great to have him back.
    ____________

    I thought that sounded like a preposterous statement, so I did something no Packer fan would ever do. I did some research before spouting off. I don’t know what the record is, but Randy Moss had 10 touchdowns of 40+ yards in 1998. If I were to dig a little deeper, I’m sure I could find several other cases in which a player has exceeded seven in a season.

  22. “I thought that sounded like a preposterous statement, so I did something no Packer fan would ever do. I did some research before spouting off. ”

    Fair statement. Actually, I love stats and love to look things up. I saw that stat for Jordy on a Packer website story and thought it seemed odd, but trusted they verified what they wrote. Guess not. I’ve been too busy to fact check this week. I just looked up some names for TDs over 40 yards in one season and see:
    1965 8 Lance Alworth (AFL)
    1965 8 Bob Hayes
    1986 8 Jerry Rice
    1998 10 Randy Moss

    Surprising that guys like Paul Warfield, Terrell Owens & Don Maynard didn’t do it.

    Also, an oddity, Randy Moss has 13 TDs in 2004 and 8 of those were 4 yards or less. He could beat you deep, out jumping on a short TD, or a bunch of other ways. Too bad he wasn’t dedicated, he could’ve been recognized as the best ever.

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