Jordy Nelson showing no signs of slowing down, can “still run”

AP

If Jordy Nelson is on his last legs, the Raiders have seen no sign of it. Nelson, 32, has looked like the Nelson who averaged 1,219 receiving yards from 2011-16.

“The thing you hear about is that he can’t run anymore; that’s false,” Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said, via Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle. “I can tell you he’s one of the fastest skill guys that we have still. He can run.”

Nelson caught only 53 passes for 482 yards and six touchdowns last season, and when he balked at a pay cut, the Packers released him. The Raiders snatched him up less than 48 hours later to pair with Amari Cooper.

“He’s wired in,” coach Jon Gruden said of Nelson. “You can see why he was a security blanket for [Aaron] Rodgers for all those years. . . . He’s proven to us he can still run. We can line him up anywhere we want. And he can run any route we draw.”

55 responses to “Jordy Nelson showing no signs of slowing down, can “still run”

  1. Im so glad hes not a Packer… if the Packers wouldve added Graham AND KEPT Jordy then Id be worried, but Graham isnt gonna double Jordys stats from when he was workin with Erin!? Go Pack Go!

  2. Yea cause no one shows signs of showing down in training camp. Love Jordy, great person and player but look at the last 4 games last year and tell me he isn’t slowing down.

  3. Lets see where Jordy is about game 10. He was a favorite player of mine in his prime. But he simply couldn’t stay healthy and the price was too high for the Packers.
    He had a problem with rib injuries, and lest we forget, the year he lost to a torn knee.
    I hope he has a good season, but the Packers were not wrong to move on.

  4. Doesn’t surprise me one bit. The Raiders are fortunate to have Jordy. Camp is two days old and I already miss the guy in Green Bay.

    On the flip side of that coin, if he’s not playing for the Pack, I’m glad he’s with an organization like the Raiders. Not so much the “organization” as “the fans”. This guy is the consummate professional and Raider fans are a knowledgeable bunch that appreciates talented and cool guys like Jordy.

    I hope the guy lights up the scoreboard for you all. Just a helluva man all the way around.

  5. Sure, he still seems fast while chasing after Carr’s noodle arm throws. He’s not though. This was determined last season.

  6. Jordy Nelson is a great guy to have on any team. He has also been one of the best WR’s in the NFL during his career. As a Packers fan, I was sorry to see him go. But the fact is, they could not afford to pay him what he wanted and so they had to do what they did. But — the Packers still have a formidable WR group and improved by leaps and bounds at TE with Graham and Mercedes Lewis. And — the Packers RB game is going to be surprising a lot of people this year.
    I have no doubt Jordy Nelson will have a stand out year for the Raiders if he stays healthy. I hope he does. But I also believe the Packers won’t miss a beat on offense without him as long as Aaron Rodgers is at QB.
    Packers fans loved Jordy Nelson and Raiders fans will, too. He is a class act all the way and will give 100% on every play.

  7. Nelson caught only 53 passes for 482 yards and six touchdowns last season, and when he balked at a pay cut, the Packers released him

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    So he “stunk” and still had twice as many TDs as Julio

  8. Dear, Packers.
    Thank you for releasing Jordy Nelson and getting him the eff out of Green Bay.

    Signed,
    Lions, Vikings & Bears

  9. Jordy Nelson is a seasoned vet his ability 2 run routes is top shelf material,and his release from CB’s off the line and downfield is still a nightmare for Defensive player’s. Nelson is vintage WR material. Rodger hates GB for letting him go. Nelson pro bowl this year.

  10. Funny how Jordy a god now to the SAME ppl that said he was “overrated” when he was with the Pack😃

    I thank you all for that laugh. Made my day!

    Now I’m off to watch the first padded practice of the year…

    See ya haters!👋

    🔜🏈

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

  11. All haters please exit the building. FYI Nelson was on pace for 1000 yrd season and double didget TD’s before Rodgers went down. Whatever his name at qb was a joke for GB he was indecisive about ball placement and scared out of his mind under pressure. Ask Rodger how he fills about Jordy. Carr has himself a qualoty vetwren blanket. Cooper and Bryant 2 boot. Yea we as raider fans are hating it. Yea roght.

  12. It’s just camp. I’m pulling for Jordy, but no one knows what will happen. The Raider’s O was disappointing last year. maybe they turn it around, maybe they don’t.
    Same boat every team is in starting camp.

  13. To be fair, it’s about day 2 of camp – nobody is ever running around saying that the free agent they brought in looks like he is a shadow of his former self and that they may have made a mistake signing the guy. I hope Jordy does well, but just about everything anyone says right now about how well someone is playing is meaningless – just play ball baby!

  14. kevines255 says:

    Explain last year. Adams didn’t have an issue putting up numbers.
    ###

    Hundley locked in on one guy. It happened to be Adams.

    Now the Packers are overpaying Adams.

  15. rn4l228 says:
    July 28, 2018 at 9:29 am
    All haters please exit the building. FYI Nelson was on pace for 1000 yrd season and double didget TD’s before Rodgers went down. Whatever his name at qb was a joke for GB he was indecisive about ball placement and scared out of his mind under pressure.

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    So what makes you believe that Derek Carr is any better than “Whatever his name was” at QB in GB?

  16. Jordy was awesome in his prime. After the ACL the only “routes” he could run were 10-15 yard back shoulder throws and fades in the end zone. He’s washed.

  17. filthymcnasty3 says:
    July 28, 2018 at 12:03 pm
    There are a lot of similarities between Oakland and Green Bay.

    Championship history.

    Quality cardiac healthcare.

    Etc……

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    The Sparano family appreciates your humor. They just buried their loved one yesterday. Typical pack fan. What’s next Korey Stringer jokes? I35 bridge collapse?

  18. Hello DC is a pro bowler and if not 4 the week 16 injury year before last. He would have been MVP and holding the Vince L trophy. You must be new 2 the game 2 even compare DC 2 Hundley really. Carr is a top teir QB on any team. Hundley is a sock scrubber. Maybe y’all like sock scrubbers in Pat land but please really.you made my day i need a good laigh😂😂😂😂

  19. The more hate mail the Raiders get the more fear these lil peeps keep showing if the Raider defense plays better this season then were in good shape . Now Carr has two new receivers who wont drop the ball and with Gruden calling the plays it will show up on the field ….believe it the Raiders are back!!

    RAIDER$LIFE

  20. This will be fun to watch. Carr is no Rodgers, but if Nelson stays healthy, I bet he does okay.

  21. We understand Carr aint Rodgers,but Carr is a Pro bowl QB and as long as the Top 5 line keeps on grinding. Carr is going 2 have a field day feeding Copper,Bryant,Nelson and cook the ball. Nelson is going 2 be hell on wheels in the red zone.

  22. filthymcnasty3 says:
    July 28, 2018 at 12:03 pm
    There are a lot of similarities between Oakland and Green Bay.
    Championship history.
    Quality cardiac healthcare.
    Etc……
    ————
    I am so glad this was posted here so other fan bases can see how Packer fans really are.

  23. His production was down because of the piss poor Brett Hundley. Glad to see a few posted acknowledge that while the rest of the morons who don’t know football just spew nonsense.

  24. filthymcnasty3 seems like a fake id to make Packer fans look bad. It’s pathetic whether it’s a troll or a Packer fan, just shameful. It seems like the kind of non-humor Jeffrey Be Dahmed would find funny. Maybe there is a connection. Packer fans sure don’t find the filthymcnasty3 posts funny, so no, it is not typical of Packer fans.

  25. djvh2 says:
    July 29, 2018 at 5:31 pm
    filthymcnasty3 seems like a fake id to make Packer fans look bad. It’s pathetic whether it’s a troll or a Packer fan, just shameful. It seems like the kind of non-humor Jeffrey Be Dahmed would find funny. Maybe there is a connection. Packer fans sure don’t find the filthymcnasty3 posts funny, so no, it is not typical of Packer fans

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    It’s unfortunate but I agree with you. I think filthy, cabbage, whathappen and stella are one in the same.

  26. The Packers have moved out a number of good targets.. Finley, Driver, Jennings, Jones.. but the difference being, there was always one or two guys in the pipeline.. Jennings, Jordy, Cobb..

    The well is pretty dry right now. Even with Adams coming on strong, I think they’ll regret this one.

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