Given Jordy Nelson's age (31) and delayed return because of what he called "a hiccup" with his left (non-ACL) knee this summer, he might not be the same receiver he was in his most recent season (2014), when he set career highs with 98 catches and 1,519 yards.
The Packers don't share those concerns, at least not publicly.
"We do not, we do not," offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett said Tuesday. "We think with this program in place, the treatment that he's getting, the effort that he's putting into it, it's just a matter of time."
But even Nelson acknowledged this offseason that he won't know if he'll back to his old standard until he's actually on the field. Nelson had been running routes and even caught a few passes from Aaron Rodgers off to the side during the offseason workouts before his setback, which he said did not require surgery. But he would not elaborate when asked whether any type of medical procedure was done on his left knee.