The Green Bay Packers' locker room was closing to the media, and Jordy Nelson was about to get out scot-free. PR man Tom Fanning had issued his patented "Two minutes!" warning shout, and the Packers veteran wide receiver was headed for the exit, about to escape without facing a single question about his health.
And when a reporter did catch Nelson, his replies weren't exactly expansive.
Are you starting to get antsy? "I'm good."
How are you handling all this? "I'm good."
But how are you going about handling it? "I'm working."
So how is "the hiccup" progressing? "It's good."
The 55-second exchange with Nelson, who missed all of last season after tearing the ACL in his right knee in an Aug. 23 preseason game and remains on the Packers' physically unable to perform list after suffering a mild injury to his left knee while working out before training camp, made one thing clear: He had no interest in discussing his health. (For good measure, he even smiled and added, "Do you want to waste another minute?" before turning toward the door again.)
The story said Aaron Rodgers hinted Nelson could be back this week, although there are just two practices before Friday night's game. That could mean the team holds him out this week as well. The Packers' No. 1 offense has gone with Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and Jeff Janis in its three-receiver sets but also rotated Jared Abbrederis, rookie Trevor Davis and undrafted rookie free agent Geronimo Allison -- one of the more pleasant surprises of camp -- through as well.