Nelson reeled in six of nine passes for 60 yards during Sunday's 23-10 loss in Minnesota. All but one of Nelson's nine targets occurred with Brett Hundley under center due to the early departure of Aaron Rodgers. Because Rodgers' season may be in jeopardy as the result of a broken collarbone, Nelson's stock clearly takes a hit due to the expected drop in quarterback play. During Rodgers' seven-game absence with the same injury in 2013, Nelson averaged 4.6 catches (on 6.9 targets) for 62.4 yards per outing while reaching the end zone just once, a testament to the rapport between the long-time teammates.
Nelson (back) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. A full practice participant all week, Nelson should be fine to handle his usual heavy snap count. He roasted Minnesota for 14 catches, 227 yards and three touchdowns on 22 targets in two games last season, but he'll see more of top cornerback Xaver Rhodes this time around if the Vikings are smart.
Nelson, who had been nursing a back injury, practiced in full Wednesday, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Nelson was curiously on the sideline during the final drive of Sunday's win in Dallas, but no reason behind the wideout's absence was mentioned, aside from Packers head coach Mike McCarthy stating the wideout "was being evaluated" during that time. Fortunately for Nelson, he brushed off his back concern and completed every practice rep Wednesday. He'll thus be available in Week 6 against a Vikings defense that has given up 13.0 yards per catch and three touchdowns to wide receivers through five games.
Nelson (undisclosed) is taking part in practice Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Nelson wasn't on the field for the final drive of Sunday's 35-31 win over the Cowboys, but no injury was ever reported. He apparently was just dealing with a minor issue, and he may not even be on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game in Minnesota.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Nelson "was being evaluated" during the team's game-winning drive in Sunday's 35-31 victory over the Cowboys, Mike Clemens of 105.7 FM The Fan reports. Nelson was noticeably absent for the game's critical juncture, though the Packers never actually reported an injury. He finished with two catches for 24 yards and a touchdown on four targets, appearing to handle his usual workload until the very end of the game. Geronimo Allison likely would join Davante Adams and Randall Cobb in three-wide sets if Nelson were to miss a Week 6 road game against the Vikings. The team's failure to report an injury suggests Nelson's ailment isn't too serious. He did play just seven snaps against the Falcons in Week 2 when he suffered a thigh injury in the first quarter.
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