BBAO: More rest for Jordy Nelson

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With their bye on the horizon, you wonder if the Green Bay Packers will try to steal two more weeks of rest for receiver Jordy Nelson's hamstring injury -- at the cost of only one more missed game.

Nelson didn't practice Wednesday and won't practice Thursday, according to coach Mike McCarthy via Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. He'll be tested Friday to measure the progress of an injury that occurred last week in practice and forced him out of last Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Presumably, he could be cleared to play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals if he tests well Friday, but next week's bye is an awfully tempting prospect if Nelson is at all on the borderline. The Packers have already had one receiver, Greg Jennings, regret a quick return from a groin injury this season.

Continuing around the NFC North: