WR Jordy Nelson Released By Green Bay Packers

Shortly after the news broke of Graham's signing, Schefter reported that the Packers will be releasing wide receiver Jordy Nelson.

Nelson was set to make just over $9.5 million in base salary for 2018 with the potential for over $12 million with incentives.

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It was rumored that Graham, 31, would return to New Orleans, especially after the Saints re-signed quarterback Drew Brees, but that was not the case. Over his eight year National Football League career, Graham has tallied 556 receptions for 6,800 yards and 69 touchdowns. With the Seahawks, Graham posted 18 total touchdowns (10 coming last season) and 2,048 receiving yards.

The news comes as the Packers have reportedly come to terms with free agent TE Jimmy Graham. In the end, it was Aaron Rodgers and the Packers who came out on top.

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When Rodgers went down, it became clear that the Packers had some serious voids to fill in the offense. The former Saints tight end spent the last few seasons playing in Seattle, and sources said there were no hard feelings on either side about how the relationship ended.

After tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during an August 2015 preseason game at Pittsburgh, Nelson returned in 2016 and caught 97 passes for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns to earn the NFL's comeback player of the year award.

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