Patriots Interested In Free-Agent Receiver Jordy Nelson

Wide receiver Jordy Nelson to visit Seahawks on Tuesday

Wide receiver Jordy Nelson to visit Seahawks on Tuesday

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, New England has interest in signing free-agent wide receiver Jordy Nelson.

The move is a logical one for the Titans, who have strengthening the receiver position toward the top of the offseason priority list.

After paying Nelson's roster bonus the Raiders released him saving $3.5 million in cap space. After being one of the best receivers in Green Bay Packers history Nelson spent previous year with the Raiders and although he didn't get a ton of attention it was still a solid season.

Nelson, 33, caught 63 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns while playing for the Oakland Raiders in 2018.

Nelson's peak was interrupted by a torn ACL in 2015, otherwise he may have had four straight 1,200-plus yard seasons. He is among the best receivers available in free agency.

Schefter indicated Nelson was meeting with Seattle on Monday.

Nelson was particularly productive against the Chiefs last season, catching 19 passes for 175 yards in two games against them. While the best days are behind the 6-foot-3 receiver, Nelson would benefit from catching passes from Tom Brady, and would be an interesting depth option for a Patriots team that now lacks any kind of depth at wide receiver.

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 02: Jordy Nelson of the Oakland Raiders makes a catch against the Kansas City Chiefs during their National Football League game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

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