Packers WR Jordy Nelson not expected to play in preseason final

It appears Jordy Nelson will go into the regular season without any preseason action.

The Green Bay Packers receiver said Sunday that he doesn't expect to play in Thursday's preseason finale at Kansas City. If that's the case, he will head into the regular-season opener at Jacksonville on Sept. 11 without a single game rep since he tore the ACL in his right knee more than a year ago.

Nelson, who was activated off the physically unable to perform list on Aug. 17, went through pregame warm-ups before each of the last two preseason games but then watched from the sidelines in street clothes.

"I think if everything would've gone smooth coming into camp, we would've been in a different situation," said Nelson, who had a setback with his left knee shortly before training camp. "But it's the situation we're in, and I think we've handled it well. We're where we need to be. We have two weeks of what most likely for me will be normal practices going into Jacksonville, and I think we'll be ready to go."

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The intensity should ramp up this week. Nelson said he expected to do some team (11-on-11) drills in practice on Monday and Tuesday even if it's just running scout-team reps with Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the starters who aren't expected to play, the story said.

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