The offensive coaches have been raving about Jordy Nelson’s improvement this offseason, saying he’s playing faster, stronger and smarter. That has shown up in the third-year receiver’s play so far in training camp, most notably in Tuesday’s night practice.
With starting receiver Greg Jennings absent for what coach Mike McCarthy called personal reasons, Nelson took advantage of his additional snaps with the starters. He caught five passes in the team periods, including several tough touchdown catches in the red-zone drill.
Jordy Nelson and James Jones will be an entire training camp battle. Look to preseason game performances for clarity.