We all knew it was coming. The release of receiver Jordy Nelson by the Green Bay Packers.
That didn’t make it great or, if you want to scorch earth, fuck the Green Bay Packers. Ultimately, the move saved the Packers around $10 million in cap space. They then turned that into tight end Jimmy Graham. We can debate who has more left if you like, but Jordy went for 482 yards, last year. Graham went for 520.
Where is the new Jordy Nelson?
Jimmy Graham is the new Jordy Nelson. Unless Fat Mike is a bigger gravy head than we all already think, then he will split Graham out wide.
He’s a matchup problem.
Fast. Tall. Big.
Will run a safety’s ass over. Will run by a linebacker.
“I think the hurt part was, to be honest, was the unwillingness to try to make it work,” Nelson said. “But then again, it’s a business, and they have to do what they think is best. What they need to do is to be able to move forward and prepare for the future of the Packers. But I think that was just part of it, but that’s the way it is. I’m definitely not the only one that’s been cut or released when you don’t think it’s going to happen, and it’s not what you want to hear when you go into a meeting with them. But we’ve moved on.”
Man, a brutal situation for all involved.
Except Russ Ball, who is just a stone-cold assassin.
Hell, I negotiated this shitty contract several years ago and guess what? Now I’ve decided not to honor it. Jokes on you!
A beloved player released. He didn’t want to take a pay cut of the substantial nature that the Packers were proposing, and we don’t blame the guy. He got $7 million per season from the Raiders. The Packers wanted him to play for veteran minimum salary. I’d call bullshit too.