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Jordy Nelson | Wide Receiver | #82

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/31/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (36) / GB
Contract: view contract details

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Jordy Nelson caught 6-of-8 targets for 173 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 3 loss to the Dolphins.
Nelson more than tripled his season yardage total. He went 2/73/1 on the Raiders' opening drive, capping it off by getting completely free in the end zone for a 12-yard score. 139 of Nelson's yards came in the first six minutes. He was obviously much quieter thereafter, but it was more than enough to keep Nelson on the fantasy radar. With the Raiders rotating big receiver days, Nelson will be a WR3/4 for Week 4 against the Browns. Sep 23 - 4:23 PM

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Jordy Nelson caught 2-of-4 targets for 30 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Broncos.

Nelson caught a 23-yard pass on the second offensive play of the game then all but disappeared afterwards. He has now posted 35 receiving yards or less in 11 consecutive games dating back to last season. Nelson is not a starting option Week 3 versus the Dolphins.
Sep 16 - 8:22 PM

Jordy Nelson caught 3-of-4 targets for 23 yards in the Raiders' Week 1 loss to the Rams.

Nelson finished third on the team in targets behind Jared Cook (12) and Jalen Richard (11). Compared to Amari Cooper's pedestrian 1-9 receiving line, Nelson's performance was outstanding. Until further notice, Nelson (and all of Oakland's wideouts for that matter) can't be trusted.
Sep 11 - 3:54 AM

Jordy Nelson didn't receive a single target in Friday's preseason game versus the Packers.

Nelson played the first series with the Raiders' starters but failed to record a single target. Assuming he's done with all preseason action prior to Week 1, he finishes with two targets and one catch for four yards in his first two series with Oakland. Nelson has reportedly been "moving like he's 28" since joining the team, so time will tell whether that turns out to be coach speak or actual production. Still just 24, Amari Cooper makes for a terrific buy-low candidate if Nelson does actually create stand-alone value and become an offensive complement.
Aug 25 - 12:11 AM

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Jordy Nelson has been "moving like he's 28" in Raiders camp.

Reporter Michael Gehlken admits it "reads like training-camp puff," but says Nelson has had the looks of an asset. Per Gehlken, Nelson is running "polished routes" and developing his timing with Derek Carr. "What they needed," Gehlken said. Nelson's addition ultimately boils down to whether he has more left in the tank than Michael Crabtree. Nelson looked his age (32) in 2017. He turned 33 in May.
Aug 2 - 2:52 PM

Raiders coach Jon Gruden said Jordy Nelson "can still run."

While quarterback play was a major factor, Nelson appeared to have lost a step or two last season, but Gruden says he has been as fast as ever so far in camp. "We put [a speedometer] out on our practice field," Gruden said, "and he's ripping down there 22 miles per hour." Always a threat in the red zone and carrying some bounce-back potential, Nelson is a fine upside pick in the seventh round.
Source: NFL Network
Jul 31 - 9:51 AM

Raiders signed WR Jordy Nelson, formerly of the Packers, to a two-year, $15 million contract.

As expected, the Raiders cut Michael Crabtree and his $7.5 million in salary and bonuses for 2018 and gave it to Nelson, who gets $13 million guaranteed. Nelson (33 in May) is two years older than Crabtree and looked washed with the Packers last season, though we're going to give him the benefit of the doubt for now, considering he was playing with Brett Hundley. (It didn't bother Davante Adams.) Nelson will be the starter opposite Amari Cooper, who coach Jon Gruden said will be the focal point of the offense. Consider Nelson a WR3 for now.
Mar 15 - 4:04 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Saints are making a "hard push" for free agent Jordy Nelson.

It was reported earlier that Nelson was close to signing with Oakland after visiting the Raiders on Wednesday but Rapoport confirms it's "not a done deal." In addition to the Saints, the Seahawks are also making a run at Nelson. The 33-year-old finished last season on a 10-game touchdown drought but obviously teams still feel he has something to offer.
Mar 15 - 2:19 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jordy Nelson is expected to sign with the Raiders.

Nelson is still in Oakland after visiting with the Raiders on Wednesday, and a source told Schefter, "This is going to get done." Nelson is clearly on the back nine of his career, but he would be a solid red-zone option for Derek Carr. If Nelson does end up in Oakland, the Raiders are expected to move on from Michael Crabtree.
Mar 15 - 11:36 AM

Free agent Jordy Nelson has visits lined up with the Seahawks and Saints.

He's visiting the Raiders on Wednesday. Still just 32, Nelson went for 27 touchdowns between 2015-16 before flopping last year with Aaron Rodgers hurt. The Seahawks are in the market for a pass-catcher after losing Paul Richardson and Jimmy Graham in free agency while New Orleans is looking to bolster a receiving corps featuring Michael Thomas and deep threat Ted Ginn. Nelson is reportedly intrigued by the Patriots as well, though it's unclear if that interest is mutual.
Mar 14 - 12:26 PM

Free agent Jordy Nelson will visit the Raiders on Wednesday.

Nelson was cut by the Packers on Tuesday and will immediately start making the rounds. GM Reggie McKenzie has a history with Nelson from their time together in Green Bay, and new Raiders WRs coach Edgar Bennett was Nelson's position coach in Green Bay from 2011-2017. If Nelson signs with the Raiders, it would likely mean the end for Michael Crabtree in Oakland.
Mar 13 - 9:48 PM

Packers released WR Jordy Nelson.

The move clears $10.2 million in cap space and leaves behind a modest $2.3 million in dead money. It's a stunning development in that Nelson is a Packers institution, but it's not surprising in the context of a soon-to-be 33-year-old receiver coming off a concerning campaign. Looking visibly slower, Nelson saw his yards per catch crash to 9.1 in 2017. He struggled with both Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley under center. Despite his age, the drop off was surprising after Nelson bounced back so well from his torn ACL in 2016. Healthy now, Nelson won't hurt for teams wanting to take a flier.
Mar 13 - 4:27 PM

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said at the NFL Combine that he believes Jordy Nelson is "still a really good player in my eyes."

"He’s been a great player here," Gutekunst said. "He’s still a very strong contributor for us. You saw early in the year the impact he had in those games." The Packers can create $10.22 million in cap room by releasing Nelson after an unproductive 2017 campaign, but it doesn't sound like a move they want to make. It's possible Nelson and Randall Cobb could still be approached for pay cuts.
Feb 28 - 7:39 PM

Packers declared WR Jordy Nelson, WR Davante Adams, CB Damarious Randall, RB Aaron Jones, OG Jahri Evans, TE Richard Rodgers, and LB Chris Odom inactive for Week 17 against the Lions.

That puts an end to Nelson's worst season of his career. As soon as Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone in October, it was all over for Nelson. Weeks 1-6, Nelson averaged a 5.0-58.0 weekly line with all six of his touchdowns. From Week 7 on, Nelson averaged a 3.1-21.3 weekly receiving line with zero scores. Nelson had no 100-yard games on the year. He turns 33 in May and may have played his final game in Green Bay after the Packers handed out a massive extension to Davante Adams this week. Nelson has one year left on his deal at $9.25 million.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 11:33:00 AM

Jordy Nelson (shoulder) is out for Week 17 against the Lions.

He finishes an extremely disappointing 2017 with a 53-482-6 line and turns 33 in May. Nelson has one year left on his contract, at $9.25 million in 2018.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 11:47:00 AM

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