The Green Bay Packers played without their top two wide receivers when they defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday, as Greg Jennings remains out with a groin injury and Jordy Nelson missed the game with a hamstring issue. While Nelson will be held out of practice until Friday at the earliest, could the Packers choose to sit him for the second straight game?
As much as it may sound strange, it would make sense.
Nelson has stepped up to take over as the No. 1 wide receiver with the Packers with Jennings missing a substantial amount of game time. It took him a few weeks, but the last two contests that Nelson played, he more than delivered for Green Bay.
But a hamstring – like a groin – can be a tricky injury. Just when a player feels he is ready to return, it can flare up again. The Packers are 5-3, which is second in the NFC North behind the 6-1 Chicago Bears. Every game is big at this point of the season for Green Bay, as they cannot afford to drop any games in which they are ...