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Tiptoeing the line: Nelson dazzles with acrobatic sideline grabs

7:03 AM, Oct. 11, 2013
Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson's self-awareness on sideline catches has stood out this season and throughout his career.
Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson's self-awareness on sideline catches has stood out this season and throughout his career.
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Davon House and the rest of the Green Bay Packers' defensive backs have come to expect these kind of catches from Jordy Nelson.

Back turned at the point of release, the 6-foot-3 receiver whips around at the exact moment Aaron Rodgers drives another long-distance football into his neighborhood along the sideline.

Ball positioned perfectly, the opposing defensive back in coverage can only hope Nelson either drops the ball or his toes don't find the grass before gliding out of bounds to secure possession. ...

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