Packers reportedly releasing Jordy Nelson

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The Packers are releasing receiver Jordy Nelson, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Nelson was scheduled to make $9.25 million in base salary and count $12.5 million against the cap. The Packers will save $10.2 million against the cap.

Nelson, 32, averaged a career-worst 9.1 yards per catch with only six touchdowns last season with Aaron Rodgers missing nine-plus games.

The Packers agreed to terms with tight end Jimmy Graham earlier in the day, prompting the need for salary cap space. Graham gives Rodgers another weapon with the departure of Nelson.

In nine seasons in Green Bay, Nelson made 550 catches for 7,848 yards and 69 touchdowns.

82 responses to “Packers reportedly releasing Jordy Nelson

  1. Jordy is still amazing, only had down numbers last year after Rodgers got hurt. Someone is going to get a steal. I could see the Browns or Jets trying to make a run at him, but after playing with Rodgers anywhere besides New Orleans or New England is a serious buzzkill.

  2. Very sad day, but Father Time catches up with all of us eventually. On behalf of the owners of the Green Bay Packers, we wish to thank Jordy and hope he is successful in future endeavors. Very grateful that we were able to get him a Championship ring.

  3. The Bears have signed two FA WRs, but could still use another. And they still have money left. Just sayin.

  4. He is all ready in New England, thanks for all you have done Jordy including the SB win. I also thought Cobb was the one on the move, I am sure TT will draft one in the 2-4 rounds that will take a 3 yeras to develop… like he has done for several years, jennings, jordy james jones, cobb, and Adams.

  5. Personally would love to see him on the Cowboys. He can still play. But I bet a good amount of teams will be interested.

    You can’t base his supposed decline off of catching passing from freaking Brett Hundley, an insanely limited backup QB who also was absolutely awful.

    If he had a QB throwing 50 passes a game (say he was on the Redskins), he might have had a career year.

  6. Vikings fans: “LOL they cut Jordy? how stupid!”

    Also Vikings fans: “LOL they extended old and injured and terrible Jordy? how stupid!”

    I know it’s difficult for you guys to understand smart football decisions after what you just gave Kirk Cousins, but please try to.

  7. Nelson will be in Buffalo… we got the cash, need another WR.. having two big Wide Outs will help Teddy Bridgewater as he mentors Lamar Jackson… mark it down.

  8. This is very surprising to me. Nelson is one of the better receivers in the league. He had a down year because the back-up QB sucked.

  9. This has Vikings 3rd WR written all over it. Floyd and Treadwell haven’t worked out, Nelson is still a solid 3rd WR.

  10. 1 year, 5 million, he’s coming back. Cobb will need to agree to restructure his deal or see ya he’s to brittle. although Adams, Cobb, Graham & Nelson does sound nice….

  11. juice08 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    Vikings fans: “LOL they cut Jordy? how stupid!”

    Also Vikings fans: “LOL they extended old and injured and terrible Jordy? how stupid!”

    I know it’s difficult for you guys to understand smart football decisions after what you just gave Kirk Cousins, but please try to.
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    The only ones spewing stupid crap is you packer fans. Just on a IQ test, Minnesota outshines Wisconsin, so try to understand that.

  12. Insanity. A one legged concussed Nelson is a thousand times better than peak Graham, which was about 5 years ago.

  13. Jordy said he was willing to take a pay cut. My guess is the team is seeing how the rest of the FA period and draft work out then if they need/want him back will try to work out a deal.

    But the problem Nelson has is he can’t run anymore. He needs a guy who can throw a dart into a basketball hoop from 30 yards to have a chance. Not many QBs in the league can do that. Maybe only one and he plays on the Frozen Tundra.

  14. Do you think it’s possible that one day NFL teams will wake up and realize that they are grossly overpaying quarterbacks to the detriment of their own teams? Ridiculous that they are making $30 mil a year when the guys that make them look good make a fraction orlose their job.

  15. No, he’s not what he once was, but neither is Graham.
    Nelson has given so much to the area. I hope they’ll bring him back with reduced money. Not a great start for Gutekunst imo.

  16. The guy was still good with Rodgers but couldn’t do a thing when Hundley was in there. Adams reduced regardless of the quarterback. Buyer beware if you sign Nelson and don’t have a Hall of Fame quarterback.

  17. I’m not a Packers fan but I was saddened by this news. Frankly, I wish all players who have been on a team for as long as Nelson has could spend their entire career with that team. Sadly those days are past. Hopefully they can work something out that allows him to stay.

  18. juice08 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Vikings fans: “LOL they cut Jordy? how stupid!”

    Also Vikings fans: “LOL they extended old and injured and terrible Jordy? how stupid!”

    I know it’s difficult for you guys to understand smart football decisions after what you just gave Kirk Cousins, but please try to.
    _________

    Packer fans: “LOL they signed Cousins? how stupid!”

    Also Packer fans: “LOL they let Cousins get away? how stupid!”

  19. phillycheez says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Do you think it’s possible that one day NFL teams will wake up and realize that they are grossly overpaying quarterbacks to the detriment of their own teams? Ridiculous that they are making $30 mil a year when the guys that make them look good make a fraction orlose their job.
    _______

    I don’t recall Jordy making Brett Hundley look good. I think Aaron will be just fine.

  20. flviking says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    Packer loyalty.
    /////////////////

    You can’t be serious. Bradford? Keenum? Bridgewater? Fight-picking trolls. That’s the best that can be said about Viking fans.

  21. Packer loyalty.
    —–
    Your team just let the QB that took them to their first playoff win in nearly 10 years go to Denver. Please get a clue.

  22. flviking says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Packer loyalty.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Tell that to Keenum, Bradford, possibly (if not probably) Teddy, Jared Allen, and of course your all time favorite, face-of-the-franchise, child beating, serial baby-daddy, Purple Jebus.

    You really should give up trolling and take up tiddlywinks or some such; you’re just not good at it. Not at all. Ariani is better at trolling than you. Ariani. Let that sink in.

  23. Keep showing your receivers how disposable they are. But seriously you drop jordy and keep Cobb?

  24. Jordy Nelson never got the credit he deserved as one of the best WR’s in football. It was because he didn’t do things to bring attention to himself, like stupid dances or pounding his chest after he got a first down.
    No — Jordy Nelson has too much class to do that kind of stuff. He played the game the way it was meant to be played and made himself one of the best WR’s in the game.
    Nelson is an all-time Packers player and I would suspect that even Packers haters respect Jordy Nelson.
    I also think there will be plenty of teams who will want him on their team if the Packers can’t re-sign him. He is not washed up by any stretch of the imagination.
    Thanks for all the great memories Jordy!!

  25. ariani1985 said:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    but but but Packer fans said he would be a world champion???? what went wrong in turd town?????

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    He is a world champion, unlike any Viking player EVER. And he’s got the ring to prove it.

    You just keep lobbing ’em up! #0fer58

  26. stellarperformance says:
    March 13, 2018 at 5:03 pm
    flviking says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    Packer loyalty.
    /////////////////

    You can’t be serious. Bradford? Keenum? Bridgewater? Fight-picking trolls. That’s the best that can be said about Viking fans.
    —————————
    Bradfords career is likely over, and he was already with 2 other teams before us. Bradford and Keenum were both always backups from other team. Bridgewater could still resign with the Vikings. Oh yeah, and none of them got cut.

  27. “Very sad day, but Father Time catches up with all of us eventually. On behalf of the owners of the Green Bay Packers, we wish to thank Jordy and hope he is successful in future endeavors.”

    Owners! Bwahahaha!

  28. I love Vikings fan posting about Jordy. Their team just made one of the biggest mistakes in their history by giving a QB who has done nothing when he’s in a big game, a boatload of money.
    I was hoping the Vikings would sign Kirk Cousins and hand him tons of money. But they outdid themselves by guaranteeing all of it!!
    The contract they gave Cousins even trumps the contract the Dolphins gave Ndamukong Suh!!
    This is a desperate move by the Vikings, and we all know it. The pressure is on Cousins now. He has to win the Super Bowl, period, or he’ll be a complete failure. There is no other option. And when he doesn’t get it done, I am going to enjoy it immensely!!!!

  29. ariani1985 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:54 pm
    but but but Packer fans said he would be a world champion???? what went wrong in turd town?????
    __________________________

    Jordy Nelson IS a World Champion!
    He caught 9 passes for 140 yards and a Touchdown in Super Bowl XLV.
    I realize it’s diffcult, but please try and keep up.

  30. Well he has lost a step. Sad to see him go. I now think the Packers go WR Ridley or Kirk at #14. Need a speed receiver that can stretch a defense. Used to be clockwork in the second half game would be close and Rodgers would hit Nelson on the play-action deep post that would be lethal and all but seal the game. That play has been missing the last couple of years. Need to get back to that and take advantage of Rodgers accurate deep throws.

  31. First off- I hope they can re-sign him. Odds are- this news never would have hit the press unless if they could have. It would have simply read “Nelson Restructures, Frees Up Cap Space for Packers”. Maybe the Packers had a figure in mind and Jordy wants to test the waters, which unfortunately mean buh-bye Jordy. A team like Minnesota will over-pay.

    Secondly- the team that signs him better have a ProBowl QB. Without one- he’ll be pedestrian. It’s just the way it is.

  32. There is the adage in football that it is better to cut a player one year early than keep him one year too late. Well, the Packers missed cutting him one year early but are well within the logic of cutting him now. Father time is undefeated and Jordy can’t run like he used to. He’s a good guy, a great guy in the locker room but its time to move on.

  33. Why do cheesebrains keep comparing the Vikings loosing Keenum to the Packers dumping Nelson. Keenum was a free agent and took the best deal he could find. Jordy got dumped for not producing while stuck trying to catch passes from someone even worse than DeShone Kizer.

  34. Hopefully the Packers make moves in the draft and snag Calvin Ridley from Alabama. Could instantly become the new #1 wideout. Probably won’t happen though, the Pack usually build up WRs and then plug them in much like they did with Jordy. Can the regular season get here already??

  35. “He will sign with the Patriots since they like those white WR’s.”

    Randy Moss
    Troy Brown
    Deion Branch
    Vincent Brisby
    Reche Caldwell
    Doug Gabriel
    Jabar Gaffney
    David Givens
    Donald Hayes
    Chad Jackson
    Bethel Johnson
    Chad Johnson
    Brandon Lloyd
    David Patten
    PK Sam
    Donte Stallworth
    JJ Stokes
    Kelley Washington

    That’s a list of the more familiar names among the African America wideouts the Pats have had in the Belichick era.

    But yeah, they only like white WRs

    Don’t you people ever get tired of humiliating yourselves with the drivel you post?

  36. cabosan1978 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    Something tells me he will be back under a restructured deal. Cobb will be out shortly.

    Boy I sure hope your right. Watching Cobb play here next year with the defense lining a safety up 6 yrs off the line of scrimmage as they have been for year’s now cuz 18 is sooooo s l o w while knowing that it should have been Jordy in that spot will hurt

  37. 4sacroc says:

    March 13, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    flviking says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    Packer loyalty.

    ======

    0 for 57. SKOL.

    /////////////////////////

    2017 packer record 7-9, try and stay current. Pack lucky to win 6 games next year with a healthy Rodgers. You see who you are playing next year????

  38. flviking says:
    March 13, 2018 at 5:32 pm
    2017 packer record 7-9, try and stay current. Pack lucky to win 6 games next year with a healthy Rodgers. You see who you are playing next year????
    //////////////////////

    Probably many of the same teams the Vikings are. So what? The Vikings have had three years in a row of quality Pro-Bowl caliber play from their quarterback position. They should’ve gotten it done, especially with their “fail-at-crunch-time” vaunted defense. What’s changed? Will you be happy with a Pro-Bowl caliber season from the quarterback position this year? Who wouldn’t, right? Do you think Cousins can do better than Keenum did last year? Why? How?

    I doubt any team in the division is concerned about the Vikings.

  39. toothfairyretributionmanifesto says:
    March 13, 2018 at 5:21 pm
    Why do cheesebrains keep comparing the Vikings loosing Keenum to the Packers dumping Nelson. Keenum was a free agent and took the best deal he could find. Jordy got dumped for not producing while stuck trying to catch passes from someone even worse than DeShone Kizer.
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    Maybe, for some odd reason, because the fishbreath Vikings wouldn’t say his name out loud or make eye contact with him and then threw a party when they knew for certain he was no longer in the building. This, after leading them to a very respectable 13-3 record (before getting lucky beyond words against the better Saints, and face-planting against the. Eagles.)

  40. harrisonhits2 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 5:28 pm
    “He will sign with the Patriots since they like those white WR’s.”
    ________________________

    They like WRs that are high FB IQ, no off field issues, good route runners and not afraid to run block, those are EXACTLY the kind they want regardless of ethnicity. but way to make it about something else.

  41. No. NO!!!

    Of course he wasn’t the same last year, his QB from one of the greatest ever to some bum who shouldn’t be in the NFL. This team has had HOF QB play since 92. They wasted a HOF QB Favre and it sure looks like they are going to waste what is left of another HOF QB Rodgers. They should be ashamed of themselves.

  42. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    March 13, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    flviking says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Packer loyalty.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Tell that to Keenum, Bradford, possibly (if not probably) Teddy, Jared Allen, and of course your all time favorite, face-of-the-franchise, child beating, serial baby-daddy, Purple Jebus.

    You really should give up trolling and take up tiddlywinks or some such; you’re just not good at it. Not at all. Ariani is better at trolling than you. Ariani. Let that sink in.

    ///////////////////

    Love the attention, thank-you. Bradford a couple of years, Jared he was done, what did you say about Jordy, cut em a year earlier not later. (Hypocrite) Peterson, we should have cut him immediately, hoping they don’t retire his number. Teddy was tough, but he is coming back from a horrible injury, Jordy can still play, and you guys toss him to the side. If he signs with the Vikings you will burn his jersey. I’m hoping Vikings get him. Don’t know who this Arnie is, but he sounds like a good guy.

  43. usdcoyotesfan says:
    March 13, 2018 at 6:41 pm
    No. NO!!!

    Of course he wasn’t the same last year, his QB from one of the greatest ever to some bum who shouldn’t be in the NFL. This team has had HOF QB play since 92. They wasted a HOF QB Favre and it sure looks like they are going to waste what is left of another HOF QB Rodgers. They should be ashamed of themselves.
    ——————————

    Yikes! A glimmer of truth from a cheeser. Bwahahaha!!

  44. stellarperformance says:
    March 13, 2018 at 5:03 pm
    flviking says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    Packer loyalty.
    /////////////////

    You can’t be serious. Bradford? Keenum? Bridgewater? Fight-picking trolls. That’s the best that can be said about Viking fans

    ////////////////////////////

    Which one of those players did we cut?

  45. “harrisonhits2 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 5:28 pm
    “He will sign with the Patriots since they like those white WR’s.”
    ________________________

    They like WRs that are high FB IQ, no off field issues, good route runners and not afraid to run block, those are EXACTLY the kind they want regardless of ethnicity. but way to make it about something else.”

    Reading comprehension, get some. I was replying to the original poster who made the racial comment with list of the numerous African American receivers the Pats have had under Belichick

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