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Packers WR Nelson expected to participate in OTAs

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 24: Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers runs a route in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on December 24, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

  • This is the first offseason Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson will take part in OTAs since 2014. Hip surgery cost him the 2015 offseason program, only for him to return for training camp and tear his ACL in a preseason game against the Steelers, causing him to miss the regular season and 2016 offseason program.
  • Nelson has accounted for 25 percent of Aaron Rodgers’ passing touchdowns since becoming a full-time starter in 2011.
  • His 14 touchdowns last season were more than 10 NFL teams’ entire wide receiver corps.
  • In 2016, Nelson led the league in yards per route run from the slot with 2.75 and had the most receiving yards (1,257) by a WR with one or fewer interceptions thrown when being targeted.
  • Nelson has a TD:INT ratio of 6.5:1 since 2011. The NFL’s TD receptions leader each year has averaged 4.9:1 in that time.
  • In 2011, Nelson had a WR rating (passer rating when targeted) of 150.2, which is the second-highest in PFF history (since 2006).

Jordy Nelson

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