GREEN BAY -- Arguably the most important Green Bay Packers player who is not named "Aaron Rodgers" has passed a physical and is ready to return to practice, according to an ESPN report.
NFL reporter Field Yates broke the news on Twitter just before 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Packers WR Jordy Nelson has passed his physical and is off PUP, per source. Good news for Green Bay.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 17, 2016
Nelson had been sidelined since late July after he experienced a "hiccup" with one of his knees.
The PUP (physically unable to perform) list is a designation reserved for NFL players who are injured during the preseason. While a player is on the PUP list, they can participate in team meetings and take advantage of training facilities, but they can't practice.
Nelson's activation is great news for the Packers offense, which took a step back in terms of efficiency last season in his absence.
The Packers kick off the 2016-17 season September 11 in Florida against the Jacksonville Jaguars.