The Facts: Nelson knew the off-season practices — and the degree to which he would be able to participate in them — was up for debate. So even though the WR said Tuesday he's been running routes for a while now, that his surgically repaired right knee felt "great" and that he has been pushing the team's staff to let him on the field more, he has not yet participated in any team work in OTAs. "That (decision) is higher up than me," said Nelson, who suffered a torn ACL last August.
Diehards Line:HC Mike McCarthy sees no need to rush anyone back onto the field — especially not his $39 million, No. 1 receiver with seven years and 6,109 yards under his belt. "Jordy Nelson is doing very well. He's right on schedule I would say and he's sticking to the plan," McCarthy said. "He has to be smart in these times and just make sure we go about it the right way. We're focusing on more individual work with Jordy Nelson than put him in the group and the combination of team environment right now." McCarthy said the plan for Nelson's participation would be determined on a week-to-week basis. And that should be viewed as good news by fantasy owners.