Jordy Nelson Has Three Suitors

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Jordy Nelson

It appears former Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson is in demand. He already has three visits lined up.

Those will start on Wednesday with the Oakland Raiders. If Nelson doesn’t sign with the Raiders, he’ll continue with visits to the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints.

The Packers released Nelson on Tuesday after they reached an agreement with tight end Jimmy Graham. The team wanted Nelson to return, but didn’t want to pay him $10 million on what would have been the final year of his contract. The Packers apparently approach him about a pay cut and he balked.

Not really how anyone expected that to play out.

There were also rumors that Nelson told teammates if the Packers released him, he’d consider retiring. That no longer appears to be the case. Nelson has recently said he wants to play two or three more years. It now looks like he’ll get that opportunity.

Nelson would probably make a nice slot receiver with Drew Brees and the Saints, but if we were handicapping this, we’d give the Raiders the edge. General manager Reggie McKenzie was with the Packers when they drafted Nelson.

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7 Comments on "Jordy Nelson Has Three Suitors"

  1. PF4L

    Drew Bree’s would love this guy, plus the Saints scoring defense improved “light years” from 2016. I could see this.

    Raiders…Meh

    The Seahawks……So it ain’t so Joe. Nelson has to see that team is falling apart. Plus, i couldn’t root for him there.

    What happened to the Patriots?

  2. cz

    I expect Browns and E Wolf to take him. Maybe even Vikes. Giants could use him to help OBJ

  3. Deepsky

    I thought the NFL charter states all Green Bay Packer cast offs must be signed by the Minnesota Vikings. I could have sworn I read that somewhere.

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