Jordy Nelson Training Camp Diary - Part V


*Rookie wide receiver Jordy Nelson is going through his first training camp in the NFL, and will check in with him periodically the next few weeks to get his thoughts and experiences in this training camp diary.

Nelson was a consensus All-America selection at Kansas State, and was one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award in 2007. He posted school records as a senior with 122 receptions for 1,606 yards after beginning his career with the Wildcats as a walk-on safety.

In the Packers' 27-24 win at Denver last Friday, Nelson caught one pass and returned a kickoff 24 yards.*

I feel like training camp went well. It was like I expected it would be. I expected it to be hard coming into it and it was difficult. It was the way an NFL camp obviously should be, and it was great to get in here and experience the first one.

It is time consuming and hard both mentally and physically, so you've just got to take care of your body and be prepared. Now we have one game left to clean things up and get ready for the regular season.

Compared to where I was at the beginning of camp, I feel a lot better. Every week and every game has helped me. Every time I step out onto the field I feel more and more comfortable, and I'm hoping that continues.

I think the game in Denver went well. I was assignment sound and was just able to go out and do my responsibility. I got hit underneath the chinstrap during the game and had to get a few stitches in my chin. It wasn't a big hit or anything, but he just caught me the right way.

I think we are going to get a lot of opportunities to go out and play this week against Tennessee. If I get the opportunity to make a play, I need to just do my job and make it. With them probably playing their starters more, it will be a test and it will be good for us to go up against their best. It's going to be a great opportunity for us to show off our skills and go up against their No. 1 defense.

I think I am going to get some return opportunities as well against the Titans. I've just got to go out and protect the ball and make the play.

With James' (Jones) knee sprain, my approach is going to continue to be the same. I'm just going to go out and learn the plays that we have in for that game plan and just go out and perform. If I get an opportunity because of what happened to him, then I've just got to fill in and do my job and make some plays that will help the team win.

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