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Jordy Nelson (knee) passes physical, off PUP

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Aaron Rodgers is going to get his top target back on the practice field.

Jordy Nelson passed his physical and came off the physically unable to perform list Wednesday, per the NFL's transaction wire.

The Green Bay Packers receiver started on the PUP list after feeling discomfort in his non-surgically repaired left knee this summer.

After missing the entire 2015 campaign with a torn ACL in his right knee, Nelson can now to rebuild his rapport with Rodgers.

Rodgers is already on the record saying Nelson's knee injury limited the Packers playbook last season. It also forced receivers into unfamiliar positions. If Nelson returns to his pre-ACL level, the rest of the receiving corps shifts into its proper spots. Randall Cobb can return to besting No. 2 corners from the slot. Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery will battle for third receiver snaps.

Even entering last season, Nelson lacked the nationwide respect as a top-10 receiver. His absence in 2015 should now underscore his playmaking ability and influence on the entire Packers' system.

Getting Nelson back on the field is the first step in Green Bay returning to offensive form in 2016.

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