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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
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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

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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

Jordy Nelson (shoulder) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Nelson is fully expected to miss Sunday's finale, bringing the curtain down on his 2017 with just 53 catches for 482 yards and six touchdowns. Nelson should be formally ruled out on Friday.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 01:54:00 PM

Jordy Nelson (shoulder) is not practicing Wednesday.

Nelson was hurt in Saturday night's loss to the Vikings, and coach Mike McCarthy admitted he's unlikely to play in the meaningless finale. Nelson's season went in the tank after Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone, amassing a seven-year-low 482 yards and career-worst 9.1 YPR. Nelson will be 33 in May and heads into the final year of his contract set to pay him $9.25 million.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 12:57:00 PM

Jordy Nelson exited Saturday night's Week 16 game with a shoulder injury and will not return.

The nature of Nelson's injury is unknown, but he was in a ton of pain on the field in the third quarter and had to come off the field. Before exiting, Nelson had three catches for 11 yards and one drop among five targets. The Packers will roll with Michael Clark, Trevor Davis, and Randall Cobb at receiver.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 10:15:00 PM

Jordy Nelson caught 3-of-6 targets for 28 yards in the Packers' Week 15 loss to the Panthers.

It was another bitterly disappointing day for the Packers' former No. 1 receiver, especially since Davante Adams missed the majority of the second half with a concussion. It wasn't all Nelson's fault, as a rusty Aaron Rodgers missed him on a few critical throws, none more critical than what might have been a 75-yard touchdown in the third quarter had Rodgers not under-thrown it. Things won't get any easier in Week 16 as the Pack take on Xavier Rhodes and the Vikings.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 05:22:00 PM

Jordy Nelson caught 4-of-5 targets for 33 yards in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Browns.

This was par for the course for Nelson with Brett Hundley under center. Nelson has fallen off the map as a fantasy asset as he has now has posted 35 yards or fewer in all seven of Hundley's starts on the season. If Aaron Rodgers returns next week, he will re-enter the discussion as a fantasy option, but is not usable as long Hundley remains the quarterback.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 04:58:00 PM

Jordy Nelson caught 5-of-8 targets for 17 yards in the Packers' Week 13 win over the Bucs.

It's hard to be less efficient. Nelson couldn't make anything happen on his short grabs, and Brett Hundley made nothing happen downfield. Hundley threw for just 84 yards total. He tried to hit Nelson on a deep ball down the middle, but the throw wasn't anywhere close and was easily picked off. Nelson will remain off the fantasy radar next week against the Browns.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 04:58:00 PM

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3Ryan Switzer
4Dwayne Harris
5Marcell Ateman
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2Lee Smith
3Derek Carrier
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2Donald Penn
3David Sharpe
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3Denver Kirkland
C1Rodney Hudson
2James Stone
3Ian Silberman
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