Now Jordy Nelson is on the Shelf

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Jordy Nelson

If there’s a way the Green Bay Packers can lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars — probably the worst team in football — this weekend, it would probably be if half their roster was unable to play.

Well, it looks like half their roster may be unable to play. On Thursday, leading receiver Jordy Nelson joined Greg Jennings in the standing around when he sat out practice with a tight hamstring.

Nelson was also ruled out of Friday’s practice. He’ll have to pass tests on Saturday and Sunday morning in order to suit up for this week’s game, which has been termed unlikely.

I know this worries some people, but let’s be realistic. The Packers can probably fill half their roster with players from Ashwaubenon High School and still show up and beat the Jaguars on Sunday.

If Nelson can’t go, Randall Cobb and James Jones will start, Donald Driver might actually see the field and rookie Jarrett Boykin will make his long-awaited (probably only by me and him) debut.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

11 Comments on "Now Jordy Nelson is on the Shelf"

  1. Chuck

    Time to get Boykin & Starks some much needed reps. And if we can get ahead by enough, also get Harrell some action, other than handing off. Smart to rest Jordy,

  2. the real russ letlow

    Kuhn’s absence worries me (I believe MM said he is OUT). He’s a big spec teamer. Young guys are gonna have to step up on Sp Teams! TE’s are going to get their blocking work in for sure. And all of this experience wil help us out down the road………….we need that bye to get healthy!

  3. Shawn iltarion

    This is DD and Finley’s last chance to be somebody.

    The Jags ARE the least talented team in football, but in today’s NFL the difference between the least talented team and the most talented team isn’t that great.

    People seem to assume that the Jags will lay down once confronted with the almighty Packers. Even Vegas seems to believe that.

    The Raiders have a much better RB in DMC than the Packers have, and the Jags stuffed him all game. Where JAX has been a joke is in the secondary. However, playing without either starting wideout HAS to be a big impediment for the Packer offense.

    Probably the biggest part of the assumption is that the Packers have A-Rodge and the Jags have Gabbert. Really, this is a big challenge for A-Rodge to run an efficient offense without the guy who has spearheaded the passing game the last two weeks.

    This could be an ugly game. Just win, baby.

  4. Shawn iltarion

    This just in- Sherrod headed to IR. That means it is Marshall Newhouse or bust at LT for the remainder of the year.

  5. Mike B.

    You aren’t the only one that is looking forward to seeing Boykin start, Monty. I thought it was impressive what he did in the preseason.

  6. And the beat goes on with the discouraging injuries. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. How can we possibly beat good teams (I don’t mean Jacksonville) with half our starters on the shelf? I’d like to see–just once–a game in which our key starters are on the field.

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