Wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who did not play in Saturday’s preseason opener at Tennessee and skipped several practices because of a minor hamstring injury, was back at practice with the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday.
According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Nelson was with the first team but the Packers weren’t going crazy with him just yet:
Jordy Nelson took the first snap of the last two team periods but that’s about it. Easing him back.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 12, 2014
Nelson just signed a four-year, $39 million contract extension earlier in training camp.
There hasn’t been a determination made on Nelson’s status for the Packers’ second preseason game Saturday afternoon in St. Louis.
In other health-related news from Tuesday, the Packers got defensive end Josh Boyd back at practice after he missed Monday with a rib injury, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
However, defensive linemen Letroy Guion and Jerel Worthy continued to be on the sidelines.
Rookie wide receiver Davonte Adams, who fumbled two punts Saturday night in Tennessee, was still out with a wrist injury and safety Tanner Miller was back at practice after being out with an injured ankle.
On the punt return front, seventh-round draft pick Jeff Janis was returning punts on Tuesday as auditions continue in an area that a big problem Saturday.
Micah Hyde, who averaged 12.3 yards a return last year and ran one punt back for a touchdown, also muffed a return on Saturday in the heavy rain in Nashville, Tenn.
With Hyde competing for a spot in the starting secondary, the Packers are looking at potential replacements in the return game.