Packers notes: Jordy Nelson makes most of reunion with former teammates

Tom Silverstein
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jordy Nelson, right, laughs with Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb before an NFL preseason football game between the Raiders and the Packers in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.

OAKLAND, Calif. - After the Oakland Raiders defeated the Green Bay Packers 13-6 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Friday night, no one would have blamed receiver Jordy Nelson if he'd walked into the visitors' locker room.

As it turned out, Nelson made several visits there, once right after the game and then later after he had showered and dressed in the home locker room.

The former Packers and now Raiders receiver spent a lot of time with his former teammates before and after the game, chumming around with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and laughing it up with Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and a whole bunch of others during early warm-ups.

When it came to the game, Nelson remembered to line up on the Raiders' side and played a series or two before exiting for the night. Not only did he not catch a pass, neither starting quarterback Derek Carr nor backup Connor Cook threw his way.

"First of all, good seeing him," cornerback Tramon Williams said. "Played so many years with him, it’s like playing against a brother. I thought they’d throw him more balls.

"i was covering him for the most time, but I thought they’d get him a couple passes just because, you know, against Green Bay, get him started and let him make some plays and get out of the the game.

"He didn’t get any, but I was glad to see him come out healthy. He looks good in black and silver but better in green and gold."

After the game, Nelson made a point of seeing some of the training and equipment staff.

FINDING HIS GROOVE: Rookie receiver J'Mon Moore has been plagued in both practice and games with dropped passes and seemingly fell behind fellow draft picks Marquez Valdes-Scantlng and Equanimeous St. Brown.

It was evident that against the Raiders, Moore was going to get every chance to redeem himself.

He played in all four quarters and finished with a four catches for 62 yards, including a 27-yard ball down the sideline from quarterback DeShone Kizer with just over 4 minutes left in the game. It was third and 5 at the 23 with the Packers trying to drive the length of the field for a game-tying touchdown.

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BOX SCORE: Raiders 13, Packers 6

"Definitely got my confidence back getting started early, make some plays," the fourth-round pick said. "I definitely needed that, definitely going to be a jump start so I can start making some plays."

Moore had to grind through some bad moments the past two weeks to get where he was Friday night.

"Adversity is going to hit eventually," he said. "You have  to keep working. Stay as positive as I can and let the past go."

INJURY REPORT: Besides inside linebacker Oren Burks suffering a dislocated shoulder, the only injury the Packers reported was a foot injury to running back Ty Montgomery.

"He was examined, but I’m told it's not a serious nature, so I don’t have an exact diagnosis for you," McCarthy said.

Right tackle Kyle Murphy, who had a rough night with two sacks and several pressures allowed, left the game in the fourth quarter. He was seen getting his right ankle re-taped on the sideline and did not return to the game.

Injured players who did not suit up were: receiver Trevor Davis (hamstring), receiver Jake Kumerow (hamstring), cornerback Kevin King (shoulder), cornerback Davon House (hamstring), linebacker Nick Perry (ankle) running back Devante Mays (hamstring) and guard Justin McCray (calf).

McCarthy rested almost his entire No. 1 offense.

Not suiting up for non-injury reasons were: quarterback Aaron Rodgers, receiver Davante Adams, receiver Randall Cobb, running back Jamaal Williams, center Corey Linsley, guard Lane Taylor, tackle David Bakhtiari, tackle Bryan Bulaga, defensive tackle Mike Daniels and tight end Jimmy Graham.

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