Jimmy In, Jordy Out, It's Simply Good Business

Jimmy In, Jordy Out, It's Simply Good Business

Aaron Rodgers will be scanning the field for a very different receiving corps for the Green Bay Packers this fall.

"We can not thank Jordy enough for all that he has given the Green Bay Packers and our community for the past 10 years", general manager Brian Gutekunst said.

Gutekunst said he spoke with Rodgers about it after the Packers chose to release Nelson. And now, it seems his time in Green Bay has come to an end. Sports' Jordan Schultz, Nelson already had New England in mind when he found out the Packers planned to release him.

The Green Bay Packers have released WR Jordy Nelson. After playing with a QB of Rodgers' caliber for his entire career, it's understandable that Nelson wants to work with another perennial All-Pro, like Tom Brady.

The question now is: what's the market like for a 32 year-old, oft-injured receiver who has seen a dramatic reduction in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns this past season? "But at the end of the day, I think ultimately we just decided that where we're heading, this is the best decision for us - without getting into too many details".

Over Graham's last 24 games with Seattle he caught 84 passes for 898 yards and 12 touchdowns, production worse than most of his 16-game seasons with the Saints.


Jordy Nelson is a free-agent. Graham was reported to have agreed to a three-year deal, though financial terms had not yet been revealed. But I am glad we don't have to see him sit on the bench like Donald Driver did in his past year, catching all of seven passes.

Davante Adams, who has emerged as the No. 1 receiver, signed a contract extension past year.

Nelson made a base salary of $8.25 million last season with the Packers, per overthecap.com, but could command less coming off a less productive season.

Nelson would go on to have a stellar career with the Packers, including three seasons with double-digit touchdown receptions - 15 in 2011, 13 in 2014 and 14 in 2016 - which was his bounce-back season after suffering an ACL injury in 2015.

Will Jimmy Graham's signing with Green Bay end up pushing Jordy Nelson to the Emerald City?

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