Packers release WR Jordy Nelson, will reportedly sign TE Jimmy Graham
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The Green Bay Packers are making some major roster changes.
Wide receiver Jordy Nelson has been released, the team announced Tuesday.
Packers general manager, Brian Gutekunst, briefly spoke Tuesday night.
“We cannot thank Jordy enough for all that he has given the Green Bay Packers and our community for the past 10 years,” Gutekunst said in a news release. “He has been an exemplary professional and teammate and greatly contributed to our success. Jordy will always be a member of the Packers family and we look forward to his eventual induction into the Packers Hall of Fame. We wish Jordy, his wife Emily, and the rest of their family all the best.”
The 10-year veteran has played his entire career with the Packers. He was the team's top draft choice in 2008. Nelson ranks third in franchise history with 550 receptions and second with 69 TD.
REPORTS: PACKERS TO SIGN GRAHAM
Meanwhile, both NFL.com and ESPN are reporting the team will sign former Seattle Seahawk Jimmy Graham.
Graham is an eight-year veteran of the NFL. He began his career in 2010 with the New Orleans Saints, where he spent five years. He played the last three years with Seattle.
For his career, Graham has caught 556 passes for 6,800 yards and 69 TD.
The Packers have not officially confirmed the Graham signing.
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