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Jordy Nelson defends embattled Packers doctor

Longtime Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson defended team doctor Pat McKenzie on Friday after the physician came under fire following criticism from Martellus Bennett.

In a statement shared on Twitter, Nelson backed Dr. McKenzie and his athletic staff, specifically saying he never has felt pressured by them to play.

The statement comes in response to Bennett, who accused Dr. McKenzie of mishandling his shoulder injury and pressuring him to play through it.

Here’s what Bennett said on Instagram Friday (content edited for profanity).

“The Packers examined my shoulder March 10 and cleared it. They even gave me an xray as well. It got worse during the season, specifically against the cowboys so I asked to have it checked and we checked it. After a few days of contemplating to play with it or get surgery, I chose surgery. Now here we are …

“They tried to f— over me. Dr. McKenzie trying to cover his own a–. After trying to persuade me to play thru a major injury and me choosing to get surgery.

“They have access to all my medical records. My shoulder wasn’t where it is now at the beginning of the season. I f—-d it up playing for the @packers.

“Dr. McKenizie didn’t make feel safe and was pushing to play which I thought was weird. Not that he was trying to get me to play thru it but the way he was saying things. I didn’t trust him. So I got 3 other opinions from doctors who all said I need to get it fixed. So I decided to do that. And they decided to waive me with some b——t excuse. Failure disclose.

“Every week we do a body evaluation sheet in the weight and pretty much every week I circled my shoulder. I just kept playing but it got worse.

“During the bye week I got off anti inflammatories to clean my system and could really feel the pain. So I asked to examine it first day back in. And that’s when we found out it was really f—-d up.

“They knew.

“They panicked. Thinking that I was trying to go on IR and be on their books next year. When I mentioned that I would possibly retire. So they tried to f— me before they thought I would f— them. This was all about money.

“All about money. I get it. But don’t lie homie. You knew wtf was up.

“I had intentions of playing all 8 games as I mentioned in the post during the bye week, but found out it was worse than I felt after getting it checked out.

“Now I’m like f— it.

“I chose my health over the ‘team’. They chose money over me.”

Bennett signed a three-year deal with the Packers in the offseason and was waived by the team on Wednesday. The team said he failed to disclose an injury, and there have been reports indicating there will be more drama going forward. As he said, Bennett currently has a shoulder injury, which is reported to be a partially torn rotator cuff. That didn’t stop his former team, the New England Patriots, from claiming him. He even passed his physical.

This certainly will not be the last of this saga.

Jordy Nelson expected to play for Packers in Week 3

The Green Bay Packers should have their top receiving option available on Sunday.

Jordy Nelson is expected to play on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Nelson left last weekend’s game against the Atlanta Falcons with a quad injury that was described as more of a charlie horse than serious injury. He said during the week that he expected to suit up and play in Week 3, so this outcome isn’t too surprising.

Nelson has seven catches on eight targets for 79 yards and a touchdown this season — all of which came in Week 1 against Seattle.

Nelson is listed as questionable for the game.

Jordy Nelson expects to play for Packers despite quad injury

Jordy Nelson expects to play on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals despite his quad injury.

The Green Bay Packers star wide receiver left the team’s game against the Falcons last Sunday night with a quad injury suffered in the first quarter. Nelson was back at practice on Wednesday and said he expects to play in Week 3.

“Today it feels a lot better than what it did on Sunday night, so everything is headed in the right direction,” Nelson said, via Packers.com. “My expectations are to play, but you don’t know what can happen between now and then. That was my expectation when I came in here Monday morning as well.”

Nelson had 7 catches for 79 yards and a touchdown in the opener, though he didn’t record any stats against Atlanta. Having him back in the lineup on Sunday would be a big boost for Green Bay’s offense.

Jordy Nelson quad injury reportedly not serious, could miss one game

Jordy Nelson left the Green Bay Packers’ game against the Atlanta Falcons early on Sunday night and never returned, leading some to speculate that he may have suffered a serious injury. Fortunately, that is not the case.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Nelson suffered a quad injury that is not considered anything major. However, there’s a chance the 32-year-old receiver could miss Green Bay’s Week 3 showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Nelson bounced back last year with a 1,257-yard, 14-touchdown season after he missed all of 2015 with a torn ACL. He isn’t quite as explosive as he was earlier in his career, but his chemistry with Aaron Rodgers makes up for that.

Wide receiver Randall Cobb also left Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury, though an MRI showed his injury was not serious, either. The Packers will be looking to bounce back after losing a tough one to Atlanta, and that shouldn’t be difficult even if Nelson and Cobb don’t play. The Bengals are dealing with some injuries of their own and are seemingly in disarray.

Jordy Nelson leaves game with quad injury

Jordy Nelson was forced to exit Sunday night’s game between the Packers and Falcons with a leg injury during the first quarter.

For now, the Packers are calling it a quad injury.

Sirius XM’s Mike Clemens adds Nelson appeared to sustain the injury after taking a couple of steps and motioned to be substituted for.

It goes without saying, the loss of Nelson would be a huge blow to the Packers offense. After suffering a torn ACL during the preseason in 2015, Nelson bounced back to catch 97 passes last year for 1,257 yards and an NFL-leading 14 touchdown receptions.

Ranking the 10 best wide receivers in the NFL

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The NFL has become a heavy passing league in recent years, so it’s no surprise there is an abundance of extremely talented wide receivers.

In 2016, 25 wide receivers eclipsed 1,000 yards on the season. 34 eclipsed 900 yards on the season and 41 gained at least 850 yards or more. And perhaps more impressively, 24 different wide receivers scored seven or more touchdowns.

Needless to say, this overflowing amount of talent has led to an interesting and ongoing debate: who are the best wide receivers in the NFL?

Let’s take a look at the top 10.

10. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

Thomas’ production took a bit of a hit in the aftermath of Peyton Manning’s retirement, but that was more of a product of the Broncos’ search to replace the future Hall of Famer and not necessarily Thomas himself.

Despite the clear drop off at the quarterback position, Thomas still managed to haul in 90 receptions for 1,083 yards and five touchdowns a season ago. That extended his streak of 90-plus receptions, 1,000-plus yards and five-plus touchdowns to five straight seasons.

Unsurprisingly, Thomas’ peak coincided with Manning’s three most successful seasons in Denver. He averaged 99 receptions, 1,494 yards and nearly 12 touchdowns per season from 2012-2014. He’s still going strong even since Manning’s retirement.

Any way you slice it, Thomas remains one of the best wide receivers in football. The fact that he was still able to put up those numbers with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch throwing him passes makes it even more impressive.

9. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans

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Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson serve as groomsmen at Randall Cobb’s wedding

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson served as groomsmen for one of their teammate’s weddings over the weekend.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb tied the knot with his now-wife on Saturday, and he had his quarterback and fellow receiver as part of his wedding party.

Actor Ariya Ghahramani, who is the bride’s sister, shared this photo on Instagram of the groomsmen. You can see Rodgers in the front row and Nelson behind him.

Groomsmening for my sisters rehearsal for her wedding. #thepierre #wedding #nyc #groomsmen #family

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That’s a lot of NFL talent in one room. Matter of fact, it’s 98 regular season receiving touchdowns worth of talent in one room.

US Weekly says Rodgers attended the wedding by himself as he recently broke up with girlfriend Olivia Munn.