Packers WR Jordy Nelson Finally Back on the Practice Field

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Jordy Nelson’s return to practice was greeted with big cheers as the Green Bay Packers got one of their big playmakers back, the Associated Press reports.

Nelson, who missed all of last season with a knee injury, was limited to individual drills Monday and primarily ran routes on air and caught passes from Aaron Rodgers and rookie backups Joe Callahan and Marquise Williams. His goal is simple in his long-awaited comeback: Be ready to play this year’s season opener on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 11.

“Obviously, there’s prep that goes into the season with the training camp,” Nelson said, “but the important stuff is the games, when it really matters.”

The Packers activated Nelson, entering his ninth year, from the physically unable to perform list last week after he had been out with an injury to his other knee.

After keeping his nose in the playbook and paying close attention to the tendencies of defensive backs as he watched practice while he was sidelined, Nelson doesn’t feel the missed time on the field will be detrimental.

“I felt better today, honestly, than what I thought I was going to be, wind-wise, conditioning-wise, of running those routes and being full padded and everything,” Nelson said. “So I thought that was a good sign.”

He acknowledged with a laugh that his cameo work on the field Monday hardly constituted a practice. But that was good enough for those seated in the nearby bleachers as they cheered every catch by Nelson, who participated in warmups with the team before Green Bay’s preseason game Thursday.

“Yeah, obviously, the fans are excited,” Nelson said. “I’m excited to be back out there practicing and getting ready for Week 1.”

Nelson, who tore the ACL in his right knee in a preseason game last summer at Pittsburgh, doesn’t know if he will be cleared to play any of the Packers’ remaining two exhibition games. That includes Friday night at San Francisco, where Rodgers could get his first preseason action.

“We’re progressing,” said Nelson, then adding, “It’s a fluid situation of how everything reacts and how we feel.”

Hall of Fame Game Featuring Packers vs Colts Cancelled Due to Field Conditions

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The Packers were set to kickoff their preseason slate on Sunday night in Canton, OH against the Colts at the Hall of Fame game, but instead the game was canceled because of field conditions at Tom Benson Stadium, Hall of Fame president/executive director David Baker told Lisa Salters of ESN via Rob Demovsky and Mike Wells of ESPN.com.

Baker called the decision to cancel the game “difficult,” but added that it was an “easy, ethical decision.” He said the call was made after consulting with coaches Mike McCarthy and Chuck Pagano, as well as NFL COO Tod Leiweke.

According to Baker, teams will remain at the stadium, and the plan is now to host a “fan fest” of sorts. He also said fans will be refunded their money.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN’s Darren Rovell that the league will work with the Packers and Colts to sort out their own financial reimbursement for a game not played.

Young Packers WR Core Stepping Up with Nelson Still on the Shelf

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The Packers are still waiting for number one wide out Jordy Nelson to get healthy and back on the field after missing all of last season, but until that time comes, the team is doing just fine watching the competition play out with a young wide out core.

“There’s going to be a lot of great competition,” Rodgers said. “That’s exciting as a quarterback.”

The competition has been compelling already with Nelson sidelined because of a knee injury he sustained while working out before camp started last week. Nelson called the injury to his left knee “a hiccup.”

When asked how he is progressing, Nelson responded, “Great,” as he quickly passed through the locker room before practice Wednesday night.

After Randall Cobb, who like Nelson has been entrenched as a starter the past few years, the Packers have several candidates for anywhere from three to five spots. The latter number may be a stretch, however.

“It’s fun to watch,” Rodgers said.

Davante Adams, Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis are three players mentioned that Rodgers likes what they have brought to the table thus far, but it would be nice to see what they can do if and when Nelson gets back with the team.

Until then, let’s hope the WR core can continue to make strides and show what they can do as they try to earn playing time for the Packers.

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Aaron Rodgers Planning On Being At Brett Favre’s Enshrinement into the Hall of Fame

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Travel arrangements are still being discussed, but Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers plans to attend Brett Favre’s enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night in Canton, Ohio, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

The Packers face the Indianapolis Colts in their preseason opener one day later, and don’t forget to get a Bet365 bonus code to play the game! As of now, it’s unclear whether Rodgers will play in that game. Regardless, Rodgers will attend Favre’s induction speech, as well as tour the museum for the first time.

Favre likely will be last to speak Saturday night in a ceremony that includes former Packers defensive assistant Kevin Greene. Greene, a 15-year outside linebacker, will be presented by Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers.

“As a player,” Rodgers said, “it’s one of the highest honors to get that jacket on. I’m sure it’s exciting for both those guys. With Kevin having Dom do his intro and then Brett having his wife Deanna do the intro, it’s going to be really special to be a part of. It’ll be fun to see them accept that great honor.”

WR Jordy Nelson on PUP List – But Not for ACL Injury from 2015

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Jordy Nelson’s right ACL — his right leg in general, for that matter — was not the reason he started training camp on the physically unable to perform list, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press Gazette reports.

The Green Bay Packers receiver said he had a non-ACL-related injury in his left knee while working out this offseason. A minor “hiccup,” as Nelson described it. He would not say when the injury happened this offseason, but said it isn’t something he expects to keep him out of the Packers season opener Sept. 11 at the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“The knee that I had surgery on feels great,” Nelson said. “Through training this summer, I had an incident with the other knee. Nothing serious. Something minor. A little hiccup in it. Our end goal is to be ready for the regular season. There’s just a little bit of a hiccup with the other leg. We’re not worried about it.

“I just want to make sure everyone knows the ACL is good. My ACL is fine. We’re not worried about that.”

Nelson said the “only timetable is Week 1,” so it’s unclear when or if he will return during the preseason. He was on schedule to return for the start of training camp before his left-knee injury.

Before his team’s first training camp practice, coach Mike McCarthy said he wasn’t concerned Nelson would miss the season’s opener.

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Aaron Rodgers Says it Again – He Wants to Be a Packer for Life

Aaron Rodgers has long said that he hopes he’s able to finish his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers, the team that drafted him in 2005 and the team for which he’s been the starting quarterback since 2008. But having had a front-row seat for his predecessor Brett Favre’s acrimonious departure from the franchise in the summer of 2008, Rodgers knows that’s in no way guaranteed, Jason Wilde of ESPN.com reports.

Nevertheless, Rodgers told Bill Simmons on HBO’s “Any Given Wednesday” that it’s important to him to finish his career in Green Bay.

“You look at two of my favorite players from my sports-watching lifetime, Derek Jeter and Kobe Bryant — and now Tim Duncan, who just retired — those are three amazing examples of guys who played the entire time [with the same team],” Rodgers told Simmons in an interview that was taped Tuesday.

“Their legacy, I think, gets made in those later years, when they’ve really proven to win championships and be at the top of their game: Derek to be one of the best shortstops of all time, one of the best Yankees of all time; Kobe, one of the best players, best Lakers of all time; and Tim, one of the best power forwards of all time.

“But later in their career, they stay with the same team, they stick it out. … I think there’s a lot to be said about finishing your legacy off the right way with one team and it’d be nice to be able to do that.”

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What if the Packers Logo Went Pokémon Style?

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