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NFL Notes: Packers sign receiver Jordy Nelson to four-year contract extension
NFL notes » 49ers running back Hunter out for season with ACL tear in right knee.
First Published Jul 26 2014 11:30 pm • Last Updated Jul 26 2014 11:33 pm

Green Bay, Wis. • The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years.

Green Bay announced the deal Saturday after the first practice of training camp. Terms of the contract were not announced by the team, and NFL.com reported it was a four-year, $39 million deal with an $11.5 million signing bonus.

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Nelson was a second-round pick in 2008 who posted career-highs of 85 catches and 1,314 yards last season. He has developed into one of the top receivers in the league with his ability to make sideline catches.

Word of Nelson’s deal spread during Saturday practice, just after the wideout made a pretty touchdown catch on a long corner pass from Aaron Rodgers.

49ers’ Hunter sidelined

San Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter’s season is over before it began.

The 49ers confirmed Saturday that Hunter tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Friday’s practice. Hunter began training camp as the No. 2 running back behind Frank Gore.

Hunter’s knee buckled awkwardly as he tried to make a move during a non-contact drill. He was able to walk off the field on his own before an MRI confirmed the tear.

Hunter’s injury leaves LaMichael James, rookie Carlos Hyde, rehabbing Marcus Lattimore and Jewel Hampton as the most likely candidates to fill the void behind Gore in San Francisco’s power running game.


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Hunter had spelled Gore more than anybody the past three years. He burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2011 and started strong in 2012 before missing the final two months of the season — when the 49ers advanced to the Super Bowl, losing to the Baltimore Ravens — with a torn left Achilles tendon.

Colts’ Ballard out for season with torn Achilles

Colts coach Chuck Pagano says running back Vick Ballard will miss the entire season due to a torn Achilles tendon.

Pagano says the running back will have surgery soon.

The injury leaves Ahmad Bradshaw and Trent Richardson competing for the starting job.

Ballard was hurt on a pass play during Indy’s afternoon practice. After initially getting up and limping, Ballard was taken to the locker room on a golf cart. He wasn’t hit on the play.

Last season, Ballard tore the ACL in his right knee during a September practice and missed the final 15 games. Ballard ran for 814 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie in 2012, then had 13 carries for 63 yards in last year’s opener.

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