Jordy Nelson’s first visit after the Green Bay Packers released him was with Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders. That will apparently be his last visit.
Although he had visits set up with the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints, it appears the Raiders aren’t letting Nelson leave without signing a deal.
Raiders trying to finalize deal today for former Packers’ WR Jordy Nelson, who still is in Oakland, sources tell ESPN. “This is going to get done,” one source said of the talks. Nelson on his way to becoming a Raider.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2018
We figured this would get done with the Raiders. General manager Reggie McKenzie was with the Packers when they drafted Nelson. Gruden’s receivers coach is former Packers’ offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett, someone who has first-hand knowledge of what Nelson can and cannot currently do.
When the Raiders signed Nelson, released receiver Michael Crabtree. Bummer for him, but good for Nelson.
The contract details are also interesting. Nelson got two years and $15 million with $13 million guaranteed. So, you can assume the Raiders think Jordo still has something left in the tank.
Although Nelson wasn’t looking to go to another NFC North team like so many other former Packers have, signing with the Raiders keeps him out of the conference altogether. So no revenge fantasies for Jordy.
It will be frickin’ weird to see Jordy Nelson in the silver and black, though. That’s for sure.