Packers to release Jordy Nelson

Former Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham headed to Green Bay

Former Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham headed to Green Bay

Teams can not officially sign players until Wednesday, March 14, but a big chunk of high profile free agents have already reached agreements with new teams.

In Seattle, Graham caught 170 passes for 2,048 yards and 18 touchdowns over three seasons, but he never reached the heights of his incredible career in New Orleans as he struggled to become Russell Wilson's No. 1 option.

Fans will miss watching the bond between the wide receiver and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He helped the team beat the Pittsburgh Steelers to win Super Bowl XLV, scoring a touchdown on a pass from Rodgers. ESPN reported that Graham's is a three-year deal, while NFL Network reported that Wilkerson received a one-year deal worth $5 million and an additional $3 million in incentives. His release saves Green Bay more than $10.2 million.

"This is a big puzzle, and there's limitations", Gutekunst said of the big-money contracts being handed out and the decision to release Nelson after 10 years in Green Bay.

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Nelson has been a fixture on the team for the last 11 years on and off the field. "He has been an exemplary professional and teammate and greatly contributed to our success". Ironically, that came a year after he won Comeback Player of the Year. "We wish Jordy, his wife Emily, and the rest of their family all the best".

Going to release WR Jordy Nelson. It was a far cry from the 97 catches for 1,257 yards and a league-leading 14 touchdowns he posted in 2016. He saw significantly less playing time than Graham or Willson, but still doubled his production from his rookie season to finish with 12 catches for 124 yards and one touchdown.

The move comes with the idea of change in the Packers' receiving corps and likely to make room for Jimmy Graham's three-year contract.

Nelson stands to get plenty of action in free agency despite his numbers from a year ago.

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