Nelson says knee won’t be a problem
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.