Packers will release Jordy Nelson and sign Jimmy Graham


In a post on his Instagram account, quarterback Aaron Rodgers wrote that it was "hard to find the right words today to express what "87" means to me".

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

During the NFL Combine, Packers coach Mike McCarthy hinted the staff may have been thinking about changes at wide receiver, saying "Jordy and Randall (Cobb) have been outstanding players for us, and they're still good players".

He tallied just 53 catches for 482 yards and six touchdowns for the Packers in a season that saw quarterback Aaron Rodgers limited to a mere seven games because of his broken collarbone. Cutting him frees up $10 million in cap space for the Packers.

The Green Bay Packers have released WR Jordy Nelson.

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The Green Bay Packers, in order to shed the salary necessary to sign tight end Jimmy Graham, have cut ties with wide receiver Jordy Nelson. 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. Former Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson will reportedly get a three-year, $42 million deal from the Chicago Bears. ESPN reported that Graham's deal is a three-year deal, while NFL Network reported that Wilkerson received a one-year deal worth $5 million and an additional $3 million in incentives. But I am glad we don't have to see him sit on the bench like Donald Driver did in his a year ago, catching all of seven passes.

His franchise numbers with the Packers puts him near the top in many significant categories: third in catches (550), fifth in receiving yards (7,848) and second in receiving touchdowns (69). He has four seasons with at least 1,200 yards, three seasons with at least 13 touchdown receptions and one Pro Bowl appearance in nine seasons in the NFL.

Nelson will be 33 years old when next season starts and he's coming off a down year, by all standards.

As promised, Gutekunst has taken a more aggressive free-agent approach than his predecessor, Ted Thompson.