Nelson also said that he hoped he’d be participating in OTAs with his teammates, but the Packers haven’t yet given him the green light to take part in all drills. Nelson is doing individual work and coach Mike McCarthy said that the team will evaluate things each week to determine if Nelson is ready to do more.
While Nelson would like that, he doesn’t sound like he’ll be too surprised if a full return to action waits until the summer.
“We don’t want to push it too much because we’re still in May,” Nelson said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Our goal is obviously September. Obviously they’re being smart. They’re probably doing the right thing; obviously you want to push the limits.”
Given how long Nelson has been in the Packers offense and how much the Packers missed him last season, keeping things low key for as long as possible seems the likeliest course of action in Green Bay.