Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Green Bay Packers are releasing WR Jordy Nelson

Green Bay Packers are releasing WR Jordy Nelson

On Tuesday, the Packers released the former second-team All-Pro wide receiver (according to the NFL Network) to clear salary-cap room. "Jordy will always be a member of the Packers family and we look forward to his eventual induction into the Packers Hall of Fame".

The move will preserve over $10 million in cap space for the Packers. The 31-year-old tight is among the best at his position as a free agent.

Graham would provide the Packers with a playmaking threat at tight end. The Packers have a huge hole at tight end last season after Martellus Bennett didn't work out.

Graham, 31, caught 57 passes for 520 yards and 10 touchdowns with the Seattle Seahawks a year ago, showcasing his ability to be a force in the red zone. The 6-foot-7, 265-pound Graham would fit the bill.

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The Green Bay Packers have released veteran receiver Jordy Nelson, the third-leading receiver in franchise history and one of quarterback Aaron Rodgers' top targets in the passing game.

It's unclear whether the Packers approached Nelson about taking a pay cut to stay and he refused, or if they simply decided it was time to move on from him.

Over his eight year National Football League career, Graham has tallied 556 receptions for 6,800 yards and 69 touchdowns.

Nelson, a 2014 Pro Bowler, was the 2016 NFL Comeback Player of the year after a broken leg which ended his 2015 campaign before it began, an injury in the 2015 preseason against Pittsburgh.

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