Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

3 reasons Rams should consider signing Jordy Nelson following release

3 reasons Rams should consider signing Jordy Nelson following release

As a result of the Green Bay Packers convincing Jimmy Graham to leave the NFC West, Nelson was released by the team on Tuesday, which was tough to accept since despite a tough year in 2017, had previously caught 14 touchdown passes the year before.

The Green Bay Packers released veteran Jordy Nelson, the third-leading receiver in franchise history and one of Rodgers' top targets in the passing game.

The tag for tight ends will run teams around $10 million this year, but Graham was already making that.

Nelson will be 33 years old in May and is coming off a disappointing season from a production standpoint.

In addition, he did not have a single game where he recored more than seven passes.

That could change with a restructured contract for some of their veterans, including Aaron Rodgers. "We wish Jordy, his wife Emily, and the rest of their family all the best".

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If this is Gutekunst's vision and plan in winning the Super Bowl in 2018 and beyond, then it's what you want, but for now it's okay to question and go through the emotions of cutting an exceedingly popular, producing player that Nelson was.

Fans will miss watching the bond between the wide receiver and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. His one-year deal is worth up to $20 million, including $15 million guaranteed and an additional one-year option for $20 million.

The Packers made sure they didn't lose two of their up-and-coming young players when they extended qualifying offers to exclusive-rights free agents Michael Clark and Justin McCray, reported. And dropped passes were also an issue as Graham tied for the second-most in the National Football League with seven in 2017, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Nelson has been a fixture on the team for the last 11 years on and off the field. He finished with 53 catches for 482 yards and six touchdowns.

It was rumoured that five-time Pro Bowl selection Graham, 31, would return to the New Orleans Saints, especially after the re-signing of quarterback Drew Brees, but instead he will represent the Packers.

But the familiarity between Nelson and Oakland's existing regime isn't isolated to just Bennett and the receiver himself, as coach Jon Gruden and general manager Reggie McKenzie both spoke glowingly about their respective pasts with the Packers organization during Gruden's introductory press conference January 9.

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