Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Green Bay Packers release wide receiver Jordy Nelson, per report

Fantasy Football Breaking News Report: Saints and Packers lead the Jimmy Graham suitors
Edward Snyder | 14 March, 2018, 00:28

According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Green Bay is interested in bringing Jimmy Graham into the fold.

One of the longtime targets of quarterback Aaron Rodgers is being let go by the Green Bay Packers. 10 years after getting drafted by the Packers, Jordy Nelson has officially been released from the team. "He has been an exemplary professional and teammate and greatly contributed to our success", Packers first-year general manager Brian Gutekunst said in a statement released by the team. Teams can not officially sign players until Wednesday, March 14, but a big chunk of high profile free agents have already reached agreements with new teams.

Nelson had 550 receptions and 69 touchdown catches in 10 seasons in Green Bay. "Jordy will always be a member of the Packers family and we look forward to his eventual induction into the Packers Hall of Fame".




Nelson would immediately slot in as Seattle's number two receiving option and would benefit tremendously from having Russell Wilson as his quarterback, as opposed to Brett Hundley who was his primary QB previous year in Rodgers' absence.

Graham would be quite an asset to a Packers' pass-heavy offense.

At a cap hit of over $12.5 million, Nelson was due the third-highest salary of any Packers player for 2018. The Packers have a huge hole at tight end last season after Martellus Bennett didn't work out. "You saw early in the year the impact he had in those games".

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