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Jordy Nelson is Back

Jordy Nelson and Aaron Rodgers

Jordy Nelson returned to action this week.

Nelson had been sidelined during OTAs because of offseason hip surgery, something everyone involved was being cagey about. Tuesday was the first time he actually did anything other than rehab and stand around on the sidelines.

“Yeah, this week was the first time I’ve (caught passes), so we’ve been progressing on our own inside and then just slowly integrating it out there in practice,” he said.

While the company line has been that Nelson’s surgery was “just to clean some things up,” it became clear when OTAs started that it was a bit more than that.

Nelson reportedly had surgery right after the season and still isn’t 100 percent. The Packers are saying they expect him to be 100 percent by training camp.

The positive of Nelson’s absence is more work for second-year guys Davante Adams, Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis, as well as rookie Ty Montgomery.

Unlike Jordy, a couple of the guys we just mentioned are going to face a battle to make the team. So the more opportunities they get, the better off they’ll be.

Monty McMahon

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



  1. shawn n June 11, 2015

    Nelson, Cobb and Lacy can take the offseason off like Brett wanted to in his final years. They should take a few snaps in the preseason just to get warmed up, and then we’ll see you in Week 1.

    1. Cheese June 12, 2015

      Yet everyone wanted to shun Favre like he wasn’t a team player when he did it. Double standards anyone????

      1. shawn June 12, 2015

        No, it’s not a double standard because it’s a different position.
        Notice that I didn’t say A-Rodge can take the offseason off. No, he has to be out there to develop timing and trust with the guys who need the work. Plus, he is the leader of the football team.

        There are a multitude of reasons why the QB makes the big money, and this is one of them.