Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is always among the leagues best in regards to stats by year’s end, and yet he seems to fly under the radar year after year.
Luckily for Nelson, the Green Bay Packers notice his excellent play, and awarded him with a four-year $39 million contract this offseason. It is easy to understand why the Packers gave Nelson nearly $10 million over the next four years. Last season, Nelson caught 85 passes for 1,314 yards and eight touchdowns, leading the Packers in all three categories.
Nelson is crucial to the Packers success, and that is why it is understandable that the team has been so cautious with him since tweaking his hamstring in practice recently. The hamstring issue kept Nelson from several practices as well as the first preseason game.
On Thursday, Nelson begrudgingly told the media that his hamstring is a non-issue.
“We’re good,” Nelson told the team’s official website. “I am not going to discuss it. It is something myself and the organization deals with.”
When asked whether or not he would play, Nelson was candid stating “I have no idea. It is not my call. That is up to the organization to decide.” If Nelson does play, he assured the media that he would be fine either way.
Regardless whether or not Nelson plays in tomorrow’s preseason game against the St. Louis Rams, there is still two more preseason games for Nelson to get his feet wet and get prepared for the regular season opener against the defending Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks.