Brian Gutekunst explains release of Jordy Nelson

Packers release WR Jordy Nelson Raiders perfect landing spot

Packers release WR Jordy Nelson Raiders perfect landing spot

And even though wide receiver wasn't a top need for the Rams to fill, the team may want to consider the possibility of bringing veteran Jordy Nelson on board for the 2018 season. He's most often been flexed out wide or in the slot as a pass catcher first and foremost.

To that end, Green Bay's front office is placing a priority on upgrading Aaron Rodgers' weapons in the aerial attack. "We wish Jordy, his wife Emily, and the rest of their family all the best". Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Nelson plans to continue playing. Under the franchise-tag rules, Graham would then have to be paid 120 percent of his salary last season.

Aaron Rodgers is losing his most prolific receiver but might be getting an upgrade at tight end.

Understandably, the former Pro Bowler had no interest in slashing his income by over $8 million.

While fans will miss Jordy, they're awaiting to see what the packers' next moves will be.

Tuesday's move came minutes after reported the impending signing of Graham, who has spent the last three years with the Seattle Seahawks. But his production declined last season with Rodgers sidelined much of the year by a collarbone injury. However, in 2017, he had just 53 catches for 482 yards and six scores.

He posted 1,519 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in 2014 and 1,257 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in 2016 as one of the best receivers in the league for those respective seasons.

After Davante Adams signed a four-year, $58 million contract extension in December, it seemed likely the Packers would have a hard time keeping both Nelson and Randall Cobb.

"I think one of the things that always stood out about Jordy to me was his preparation, his sacrifice to the game and to make himself prepared not only physically, but mentally", said Gutekunst, who spoke with Rodgers after the decision was made to let Nelson go.

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