Raiders release Jordy Nelson

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The Raiders released veteran receiver Jordy Nelson, Marcus Thompson of TheAthletic.com reports.

Nelson was due a $3 million salary, up to $500,000 in a roster bonus and a $100,000 workout bonus this year. After the Raiders gave Nelson a $3.6 million bonus early for salary cap purposes, Jon Gruden declared that Nelson would return.

His $3 million salary for 2019 was scheduled to become fully guaranteed if he was on roster Friday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Nelson, 33, became the odd-receiver out after the Raiders upgraded the position with a trade for Antonio Brown and the signing of Tyrell Williams.

Nelson signed a two-year, $14.2 million deal with the Raiders a year ago after the Packers cut him.

He appeared in 15 games and made 63 catches for 739 yards and three touchdowns last season.

Now, Nelson hits the free agent market again, and the Raiders have not ruled out re-signing him to a reduced salary, according to Gehlken.

58 responses to “Raiders release Jordy Nelson

  1. C’mon back, Jordy! Take a smaller deal and retire a Packer. You’ve got tread left, and you can show everybody what it means to be a pro’s pro.

  2. I’d love to see the Packers bring him back, but I just don’t see the roster spot right now. If someone signs Allison to an offer sheet the Packers don’t want to match, I’d pull the trigger, but I wouldn’t release one of the young guys on the roster for him.

  3. The cleaning of cap space has begun, Would not be surprised to see Seth Roberts (5 million/ 0 dead) and Donald Penn (7.2 / 1.7 dead) to be next. Add that to the 10+ plus from Jord, and AJ- they are signing somebody. Hopefully Jared Cook.

  4. I’m sure there’s No shortage of interest in this guy. He’ll have a new team tomorrow if he wants it.

  5. Jordy is perfect for the Seahawks, who don’t want to sign Free agents, except for the huge kicking spot by Jason Myers. The Seahawks are trying to accumulate as many compensatory draft picks for 2020, OBVIOUSLY.

    Jordy would immediately be starting as the #3 WR with Lockett & Baldwin.
    It’s amazing Russell Wilson has had the success he’s had with never having a true #1 receiver or a better than below avg OL.

    There’s money for a 1 – 2yr deal and since he’s been released, Jordy won’t count against the FA losses of Thomas, Coleman, Davis, Sweezy, etc.

    Pete is starting to show signs of dementia so who knows what he’ll do. ( See 2018 NFCWC game vs Dallas )

  6. Packers, bring Jordy back. He is and always will be a Packer. He should get the chance to retire a Packer. Make it happen Gut.

  7. He needs to come to the Patriots and stop messing around. Golden Tate, Adam Humphries and Danny Amendola are all dumb players. He has a much better chance of winning another ring in the AFC in New England than on the Packers.

  8. Good luck Jordy good hands but has lost a step or two.. he was contemplating retirement last season before he got hurt towards the end of the season . He should retire a Packer its only right.

    So far Raider$$ get a A grade in FA !!!

  9. If he wants the best chance to go out a winner he signs with the Pats. If he wants to be part of another dysfunctional football culture Green Bay is on Line 1

  10. Betting this is another Green Bay ==> Celeveland connection only with a layover in Oakland.

  11. Jordy never belonged in the silver and black, he is a Packer.

    We KST and Riley County brethren wish him nothing but the best.

  12. Great WR. He has lost a step or more. He caught a pass last season after he had gotten behind the DB.
    There was NO ONE between him and the endzone.
    Some mongrel DB chased him down from behind and tackled him inside the 5 yard line.
    We had to settle for a fg.
    The Jordy Nelson of Packer fame would’ve had a td.
    Not last year. He just couldn’t outrun the DB.

  13. “Every spring raider fan wins the off season.”

    Now now Vikings fans are always neck and neck with them

  14. Gruden and co. paid him a $3.6M bonus in late December for 2019. And now they cut him? That’s not a smart way to operate.

    I will always respect Jordy Nelson and fondly remember his contribution to the Packers. But signing him to actually occupy a roster slot for the upcoming season would be taking a step backward for Green Bay.

  15. At least he got out of jail. He has a million times more class than the turd you just signed from Pittsburgh. Good for Jordy, he hates losing anyways. The two yard throwing, 25 million per year bust couldn’t get him the ball anyways.

  16. Jordy collected $12 million of his 2 year $14 million deal including $3.6 mil roster bonus just a few weeks ago. He did well. Does he come back to GB ? Maybe. I wouldn’t stake my life to it but it’s a possibility if he’s willing to take a lower payday,…. something around $5 mil.

  17. If I were Jordy I would retire. He hasn’t even touched any of the money from his second contract. Live long and be healthy. Maybe see if hoodie is interested but other than that go home to the farm with the fam.

  18. If I were Jordy I would retire. He hasn’t even touched any of the money from his second contract. Live long and be healthy. Maybe see if hoodie is interested but other than that go home to the farm with the fam.
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    He literally got paid 3 quarters of his last contract and only played 1 of the 2 seasons. You are misinformed…

  19. The Packers should bring him back as a situational player. Nelson can catch. Nelson being a 2nd or 3rd WR on the field will draw the oppositions 2nd or 3rd best DB. He can get open against those guys. Speed might be fading, but Jordy can run a route. With Adam’s and MVS both playing solid, Cobb not coming back and the young guys needing more experience, Nelson would be great for a season or two. Like James Jones came back to the Packers and made an impact.

  20. Jordy Nelson should re-sign with the Packers and then retire. He’s had a great career and has nothing more to prove to anyone. He is an all-time Packers great and he has the respect of everyone around the NFL. He worked hard, never caused any problems, and wasn’t a me-me player as so many WR’s are today.
    I hope they take a long look at Jordy’s career when he’s eligible for the Hall Of Fame, because I’d love to see him get voted in.
    Jordy Nelson — great player and class act!

  21. I am a Vikings fan and I hope he ends up back in Green Bay. No snide comments or insults. Jordy Nelson is a Green Bay Packer and the football fan in me wants to see him back where he belongs whether it works for or against my team.

  22. For those that believe Mayock is just a seat filler, here’s another view. Nelson is a class guy with an affordable number, but like many old guys, he’s getting cut loose,and Mike is swinging the hammer.

  23. jjpmn says:
    March 14, 2019 at 10:00 pm
    I am a Vikings fan and I hope he ends up back in Green Bay. No snide comments or insults. Jordy Nelson is a Green Bay Packer and the football fan in me wants to see him back where he belongs whether it works for or against my team.

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    Hats off to a Vikings fan for posting this classy comment. I give props to your WR Adam Thielen by saying he reminds me of Jordy Nelson. They’re both good guys who just go out and play as hard as they can to win.

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