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Packers Agree To Sign Jimmy Graham; Release Jordy Nelson

Packers Agree To Sign Jimmy Graham; Release Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson, one of the most productive receivers in the National Football League over the past few years, will be released by the Green Bay Packers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Nelson, set to turn 33 in May, was scheduled to earn $10.25 million in 2018 and carry a salary-cap number of $12.52 million. The former Kansas State University standout has spent nine seasons in Green Bay, collecting 550 catches for well over 7,800 yards and 69 touchdowns.

The Packers had been interested in free agent wide receivers Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins but both have since agreed to deals with other teams. The specifics of the contract have not been disclosed, and the move can not become official until Wednesday afternoon and the start of the new league year. And after the Packers rewarded Davante Adams, who continued to produce despite the QB instability, with a monster extension in December, the writing was on the wall for Nelson to be released. But, they may not be moves fans are expecting.

The Packers, of course, didn't make the playoffs last season.

But even with Rodgers last season, Nelson would struggle. He had a down year in 2017, catching just 6 touchdowns in the regular season and amassing only 482 yards as he fought through nagging injuries. "He's still a really good player in my eyes".


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