Nel­son says knee won’t be a problem

Baltimore Sun - - RAVENS & NFL -

Jordy Nel­son’s knees aren’t go­ing to keep him from play­ing foot­ball Sun­day.

How much the wide re­ceiver is on the field in the Green Bay Pack­ers’ sea­son opener at Jack­sonville might sim­ply come down to how much he can stand the heat.

Oth­er­wise, Nel­son is ready and ea­ger to play for first time in more than a year.

“I’m play­ing foot­ball,” Nel­son said Tues­day when asked whether his knees were a problem.

Nel­son tore the ACL in his right knee in an ex­hi­bi­tion game last sum­mer, an in­jury that knocked him out for the sea­son.

He ar­rived this pre­sea­son with what he de­scribed as a mi­nor problem in his left knee. It was con­cern­ing enough to the coach­ing staff that Nel­son only started prac­tic­ing again a few weeks ago. He didn’t play in any games.

“Would it have been bet­ter go­ing through camp? Yeah, prob­a­bly. It wouldn’t have hurt,” Nel­son said. “But I’m not wor­ried about it.” No charges for El­liott: A pros­e­cu­tor said charges won’t be filed against Cow­boys rookie run­ning back Ezekiel El­liott af­ter do­mes­tic vi­o­lence al­le­ga­tions.

The of­fice of Colum­bus City At­tor­ney Richard Pfeif­fer cited con­flict­ing and in­con­sis­tent in­for­ma­tion in ev­i­dence sup­port­ing the fil­ing of crim­i­nal charges.

A po­lice re­port said El­liott de­nied al­le­ga­tions that he as­saulted his girl­friend in July, caus­ing bruises and abra­sions.

The NFL said it would con­duct its own re­view of the mat­ter, and spokesman Brian McCarthy said that is con­tin­u­ing. Ex­tra points: The Jets waived TEBrian Parker af­ter he failed his phys­i­cal. He had been ac­quired on waivers from the Chiefs two days ear­lier. ... Bills S Aaron Wil­liams re­turned to prac­tice af­ter miss­ing nearly a month re­cov­er­ing from a con­cus­sion and is set to start Sun­day against the Ravens in Bal­ti­more. ... No. 1 over­all pick Jared Goff will be in­ac­tive for the Rams’ opener Mon­day night against the 49ers, ac­cord­ing to an NFL Net­work re­port. Coach Jeff Fisher said Sean Man­nion will be the backup behind starter Case Keenum.

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