The Green Bay Packers aren’t ready to put Jordy Nelson on the practice field just yet, even though he’s 11 months removed from the torn ACL that wiped out his 2015 season.
The team placed the Pro Bowl receiver on the physically unable to perform list when players reported for the start of training camp.
It means Nelson won’t practice on Tuesday, when the Packers go through their first workout at 8:15 a.m. local time. They have non-padded practices scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday before their first full-pads practice on Thursday.
The story said with five preseason games in 2016 instead of the usual four (beginning with the Aug. 7 Hall of Fame game), there's less urgency to rush back players coming off injury. Nelson can come off the list at any time, but it's still a situation to monitor with Nelson being a WR1 option this fantasy season.