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Jordy Nelson | Wide Receiver

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/31/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
College: Kansas State
Contract: view contract details

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Jordy Nelson caught two passes for 19 yards with a touchdown in Friday's preseason game against the Raiders.
This was Nelson's preseason debut. He showed off his raw strength, overpowering rookie CB T.J. Carrie to snatch a stop route and walking into the end zone for a 12-yard score. He also added a 2-point conversion. As the wildly talented clear-cut No. 1 receiver for Aaron Rodgers, Nelson is a very solid second-round fantasy pick. He averaged 6.1 catches for 101.2 yards and scored seven touchdowns in the eight full games Rodgers played in last season. Aug 22 - 10:31 PM

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Jordy Nelson (hamstring) returned to Packers practice Tuesday.

Nelson missed the preseason opener as a precaution. He may even skip this week's game against the Rams, but there's zero concern about his Week 1 availability. Nelson is our No. 7 fantasy receiver, sandwiched between Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. He averaged six catches for 101 yards per game and scored seven touchdowns with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback last season.
Aug 12 - 1:22 PM

Jordy Nelson is day to day with a hamstring injury.

It's why Nelson sat out Saturday's preseason opener. He's been sidelined since Friday. It's only notable because Nelson missed four games with a hamstring injury in 2012, but his current ailment is considered much less serious. He'll likely sit out Saturday's game against the Rams, but should be good to go for Green Bay's regular season dress rehearsal on August 22.
Aug 11 - 5:40 PM

Jordy Nelson's play at camp so far has been "superlative."

Nelson isn't mailing it in after landing his $39 million extension. The Packers' unquestioned No. 1 wideout already has seven touchdowns in team drills (compared to one for Randall Cobb) and is doing his usual thing of making difficult catches look routine. Note that in the eight full games Aaron Rodgers played last season, Nelson averaged 6.1 catches for 101.2 yards and scored seven times. He's a strong second-round fantasy pick.
Aug 7 - 8:53 AM

Jordy Nelson's four-year, $39 million extension is really only a two-year commitment by the Packers.

Nelson is safe through 2015 due to the proration of his $11.5 million signing bonus, but that is the only guaranteed portion of the deal. Nelson's salary cap number jumps from $4.6 million in 2015 to $8.8 million in 2016, at which point he will be entering his age-31 season with a non-guaranteed salary of $5.5 million. Because Nelson was already under contract with the Packers for 2014, the overall max value of the deal is $43 million across five seasons.
Jul 31 - 11:05 AM

Packers signed WR Jordy Nelson to a four-year, $39 million contract extension.

The deal includes $14.2 million guaranteed and an $11.5 million signing bonus. One of the most underrated wide receivers in the league, Nelson is finally getting paid after accepting a discounted rate from the Packers in 2011. Green Bay will now turn its focus to Randall Cobb, who is also in the final year of his deal. Jordy's extension solidifies his elite WR1 Dynasty value. He's now under the Packers' control through 2018; Aaron Rodgers is signed through 2019.
Jul 26 - 11:21 AM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky reports walk-year WR Jordy Nelson is seeking "at least" $10 million per season in long-term talks.

Nelson has no intention of handing out another discount. Nelson has been one of the league's most underpaid players since signing his four-year, $13.989 million deal in the fall of 2011. The $10 million demand shouldn't surprise the Packers, who have roughly $13 million in cap space. A deal could be worked out before Week 1.
Jul 24 - 2:17 PM

ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports the Packers would like to sign contract-year WR Jordy Nelson to an extension "sooner rather than later."

The Packers want to extend Nelson before opening talks with Randall Cobb. Nelson, 29, is due $2.55 million in the final year of his contract. He's been one of the top receivers in the league over the last three seasons and could command $10 million annually. Green Bay's $13.64 million in cap space could allow the sides to reach a deal prior to training camp. Nelson is 29 years old, but an extension would solidify his Dynasty value by keeping him with Aaron Rodgers.
Jul 5 - 7:27 PM

Walk-year WR Jordy Nelson was evasive when asked about his contract situation on Tuesday.

"Obviously, you want to get it done as soon as possible," Nelson said. "But there are a lot of other people that are involved in that. It’s a process and we’ll just have to wait and see how it goes." Nelson agreed to below-market value when he signed his last deal in October 2011, but that won't be the case this time around. Now 29, this figures to be Nelson's last shot at a big-time payday.
Jun 3 - 5:06 PM

Green Bay and Jordy Nelson have had conversations about a contract extension, but there is no timetable to get a deal done.

Nelson is entering the final year of a $13.9 million, four-year extension he signed in the middle of the 2011 season. That deal proved to be a massive bargain for the Packers. Nelson has posted two 1,200-yard seasons and scored 30 touchdowns over the last three seasons. Nelson is one of the top wide receivers in the game, and he should command near $10 million annually.
Feb 22 - 1:52 PM

ESPN Packers blogger Rob Demovsky considers Jordy Nelson a candidate for a contract extension.

Nelson has one year left on his current deal at $2.55 million, which is an absolute bargain. Nelson inked a four-year, $13.9 million contract in the middle of the 2011 season, and the Packers have reaped the benefits. Nelson has posted two 1,000-yard seasons and scored 30 touchdowns the past three years. Expect him to command nears $10 million annually on a new deal. Nelson turns 29 in May.
Feb 1 - 11:01 AM

Jordy Nelson caught seven balls for 62 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Wild Card loss to San Francisco.

Green Bay's offense looked dead in the water before parlaying a second-quarter Tramon Williams interception into Jordy's five-yard touchdown, giving the Packers a 7-6 lead. Nelson made the diving catch in 49ers top corner Tramaine Brock's coverage. Nelson worked both outside and in the slot, the latter area in which he played more than ever this season. With increasing versatility and an already highly polished all-around game, 28-year-old Nelson has earned WR1 recognition in fantasy leagues. He'll enter a contract year in 2014.
Jan 5 - 8:16 PM

Playing with Aaron Rodgers for the first time since Week 9, Jordy Nelson caught 10 passes for 161 yards in the Packers' Week 17 win over the Bears.

Inexplicably, Nelson was left open all afternoon, drawing a season-high 16 targets from his long-lost quarterback. Both the grabs and yards were also new season highs. With the huge afternoon, Nelson closes the book on the regular season with 85 grabs for 1,314 yards and eight touchdowns. Both the yards and catches are new career highs. Nelson gets the 49ers in the Wild Card round, whom he stung for 7/130/1 in Week 1.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:12:00 PM

Jordy Nelson caught three passes for 46 yards in Week 16 against Pittsburgh.

Nelson was targeted just five times on the day. James Jones and Jarret Boykin combined to see 25 passes come their way. Nelson could have had a touchdown on the final play of the fourth quarter, but Matt Flynn didn't see him open in the end zone and decided to throw to Boykin instead. Nelson has been more WR2 than WR1 with Aaron Rodgers sidelined. He gets the Bears in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 08:33:00 PM

Jordy Nelson caught five passes for 61 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay’s Week 15 win over the Cowboys.

Nelson flashed strong hands all afternoon, but never more so than on his 13-yard touchdown, where he straight up stole the ball away from Cowboys slot CB Orlando Scandrick. It set the tone for Green Bay’s wild second-half comeback from a 26-3 halftime deficit. With the Packers still somehow alive in the NFC North, Aaron Rodgers might finally be cleared to make his long-awaited return in Week 16. That would immediately send Nelson back to the WR1 ranks.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:21:00 PM

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