Last we saw receiver Jordy Nelson, he was running around catching passes from one of the coaches. And while he said he wanted to be participating fully in OTAs, the Green Bay Packers’ training staff had decided against it.
Today, it looks like Nelson has taken another step in his comeback from the torn ACL he suffered last August.
He got some work in with QB1.
Interesting, #Packers WR Jordy Nelson just ran an out route with QB Aaron Rodgers, cutting off his right knee at full speed. Looked smooth.
Jordy Nelson and Aaron Rodgers ran collection of 15-yard outs and ins, almost 10 in all, on their own off to side. Nelson cut left & right.
While this shouldn’t be confused with full participation, it is a step toward that. It’s the first time Nelson has caught passes from Rodgers — at least publicly — since last year.
Rodgers has spoken about the importance of reestablishing his chemistry with Nelson and coach Mike McCarthy touched on that after practice.
“It’s very important for Jordy Nelson to catch the football from Aaron Rodgers,” McCarthy said. “It was good to see that process get started today.”
We still don’t expect Nelson to be fully cleared until training camp, but we’re getting closer.