NFL notebook: Packers’ Jordy Nelson shelved
Tuesday, it came out that Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson would miss the entire preseason after undergoing a knee procedure, while San Diego Chargers receiver Danario Alexanders season is already over with a torn ACL. Kevin Roberts, Keet Bailey and Taylor Smith got together Wednesday for a Google Hangout session to discuss the fantasy implications of these injuries, as well as several other pertinent news items, and also doled out some fantasy advice. Remember to check out the new Google Fantasy Football Central page for all things fantasy, and also be sure to tune in to our NFL Soup segment, which will be featured in the Live sectionevery Wednesday from noon-1pm ET. There, well delve into things like potential waiver wire pickups, sleepers, rankings and so on. If you like what you see here or rather hear be sure to like us on Facebook and follow our Google+ page , too!
How Much Will Jordy Nelson’s Injury Really Affect Green Bay Packers Offense?
He caught just eight passes last season but was a reliable veteran who could play any of the receiver positions in a pinch. The depth behind the top three is now much more a question mark. By all accounts, second-year receiver Jarrett Boykin appears to have the inside track to becoming the team’s new No. 4 receiver. While his story (he went from a rookie tryout to being selected to the 53-man roster) in 2012 was inspiring, and early returns from training camp this summer have been encouraging, he’s still mostly an unknown. As a rookie, he caught just five passes for 27 yards. In the event that a receiver like Nelson was lost, Boykin would become a de facto starter as the offense’s No. 3 receiver. In 2012, the Packers used three or more receivers on 68 percent of their offensive snaps, according to both the 2013 Football Outsiders Almanac and Pro Football Jordy Nelson Jersey Focus.
While no reports surfaced about further hamstring injury, Nelson missed a few plays due to the knee injury that Carroll mentions. That knee injury is almost certainly related to his hamstring. How? When a player of Nelson’s caliber sprints or cuts, he places incredible amounts of stress on his legs and knees. However, the muscles and ligaments being used adapt to this stress during years and years of strength training and conditioning. This adaptation helps prevents the injuries that would otherwise occur to less-conditioned athletes. Now, throw in a sudden, unexpected hamstring strain such as Nelson’s into the equation. The “hamstring” is actually made up of three muscles in the back of the thigh: the semimembranosus, semitendinosus and biceps femoris muscles. They are responsible for bending the knee. The semitendinosus can be seen above in red with the semimembranosus and biceps femoris to its left and right, respectively. The hip is toward the top of the diagram, and the knee is toward the bottom.
Stereotyping the Packers’ Jordy Nelson
Bulaga has reportedly sought a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews in hopes of playing through the injury. Having suffered a hip injury on Nov. 4 that ended his third NFL season, Bulaga had been ultra-committed during the offseason as he shifted from right tackle to left tackle. I feel terrible what happened to Bryan and no one knows how hard hes prepared coming off of last years injury, said Packers coach Mike McCarthy. I can [count] on maybe one hand how many days he has left Lambeau Field. He worked out exclusively here in the offseason throughout the summer.
Jordy Nelson, Brad Jones join the injury list
Rodgers is pretty resilient when it comes to losing… Nelson has surgery, Packers hope he’s ready for Week 1 Via Fox Sports Wisconsin | 2 days ago GREEN BAY, Wis. — Wide receiver Jordy Nelson is expected to be out at least one month and could potentially miss the Green Bay Packers’ regular-season opener after undergoing a knee procedure Monday. Nelson had missed the Packers’ previous two practices before deciding to have the operation. Coach Mike McCarthy announced that Nelson would miss the remainder of training… Via BlackSportsOnline | 2 days ago The Packers sort of kept this under wraps, but according to ESPN, Nelson had knee surgery on Monday and hopes to be ready for the start of the regular season. The key word is hope. Via GridironFans.com | 2 days ago Packers wideout Jordy Nelson will miss four to six weeks after undergoing knee surgery Monday, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Nelson still is expected to be ready for the Sept.
Packers WR Jordy Nelson Out 4-6 Weeks, Has Knee Surgery
Sunday, the Buccaneers tried nickel back E.J. Biggers on Nelson. They rotated cornerback Ronde Barber on him a few times, and for some reason had little-used Myron Lewis matched up in single coverage on third-and-four at the Bucs’ 40-yard line with 3 minutes, 1 second remaining in the game. The Packers were clinging to a 28-26 lead. If you watch the replay, it appears that Nelson put a dirty double-move on Lewis to leave him in the dust for a 40-yard touchdown. Not so, Mr.
Jordy Nelson’s Injury: Speculating What Might Be Going on with Packers WR’s Knee
The ad, which debuted Thursday evening, features black-and-white film of Jordy and his wife, Emily, tossing a football on their farm in Riley, Kansas. Heas knocked out when he runs into a tree, and suddenly he wakes up in a land of glorious fall color, with a red-haired fairy in a pink dress and giggling children wearing funny hats (cheeseheads, of course). You can see where this is headed. Suffice it to say, Nelson discovers athereas no place like Wisconsin.a Click here to see it for yourself. The ad was directed by Jerry Zucker , Shorewood native and director of films such as aAirplane!a and aGhost.a Click here to read about my interview with Zucker earlier this week. The ad comes in 60- and 90-second spots, a first for the tourism department, which usually airs 30-second spots. The ads will run starting in September in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois, including during NFL games in all three states.
Jordy Nelson lands ‘over the rainbow’ in Wisconsin tourism ad
If you remember, Nelson hurt his knee against Minnesota last year at Lambeau Field. He was pushed out of bounds after a catch early in the game and did not return. However, he did not miss the following week. McCarthy said he did not know the extent of Nelson’s injury. “He’s still being evaluated,” McCarthy said. “Brad Jones has a finger that they’re looking at right now,” McCarthy said. Quarless has a quad strain, but he was at practice and didn’t appear to be in great discomfort. Safety David Fulton (knee) did not practice after returning on Thursday.
Jordy Nelson should still shine
You’ll likely see Nelson fall to about Round 7 in standard leagues (his Average Draft Position on CBSSports.com prior to the injury was the end of Round 4). But keep in mind that when healthy he’s Aaron Rodgers’ No. 2 target behind Randall Cobb. The key for Nelson is health, and now Fantasy owners are worried. He missed time last year due to hamstring and ankle problems, and the knee surgery now won’t help matters. But prior to last season he played in consecutive years with 16 games. Nelson also is just two years removed from 65-plus catches, 1,200-plus yards and 15 touchdowns. He won’t score at that level again, but he should still be productive.