Green Bay Packers release wide receiver Jordy Nelson, per report


Nelson has caught 550 passes for 7,848 yards and 69 touchdowns in his career, playing all ten seasons in Green Bay.

Graham's three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks were a mixed bag. 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.

New GM Brian Gutekunst has signaled he will be much more active in free agency than Ted Thompson. Over the past few days, however, Gutekunst and his front office felt it was a necessary evil as the Packers looked to manage their salary cap and build towards the 2018 season.

To some surprise, he is instead signing with the Green Bay Packers, according to multiple reports Tuesday afternoon.

With Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb on the decline, Gutekunst is intrigued by the marquee names available at wide receiver.

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Nelson and Rodgers hold the Packers' record for most touchdowns by a quarterback-receiver duo with 65. Graham has four seasons with double-digit receiving touchdowns.

The team is also planning to sign tight end Jimmy Graham, according to Schefter. The Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers are among the teams thought to be pursuing the 24-year-old Robinson, who told SiriusXM Mad Dog Sports Radio's Adam Schein Monday that he doesn't think the ACL injury will hurt his market value or force him to take a one-year prove-it deal.

Nelson saw his production drop last season after Rodgers broke his collarbone.

Wednesday marks the beginning of the National Football League calendar year when free agency commences and trades can be finalized.

But the familiarity between Nelson and Oakland's existing regime isn't isolated to just Bennett and the receiver himself, as coach Jon Gruden and general manager Reggie McKenzie both spoke glowingly about their respective pasts with the Packers organization during Gruden's introductory press conference January 9. The way he snapped around to catch back-shoulder passes from Rodgers was unmatched. His one-year deal is worth up to $20 million, including $15 million guaranteed and an additional one-year option for $20 million.