Packers report: Green Bay is releasing WR Jordy Nelson
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Report: Green Bay Packers are releasing WR Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

Despite age, injury or circumstance, this one hurts a local fanbase the most. He just won’t look right in any other colors than green and yellow.

According to a source associated with Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Green Bay Packers are releasing veteran wide receiver Jordy Nelson.

On an NFL news day packed with crazy transactions fit to suit even the most casual Madden NFL player, this one may just be the most unsettling.

The move isn’t necessarily surprising. Nelson, 32, experienced his worst season since his second league in the year, all the way back in 2008. Playing in 15 games, Nelson only managed 53 receptions, 482 yards and six scores. Obviously, a lot the down year needs to be attributed to the absence of quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

In 2016, Nelson was phenomenal during his comeback season after missing the entire 2015 campaign. Hauling in 1,257 yards and a league-leading 14 touchdowns on 97 catches paced Green Bay’s offense.

For Green Bay, cutting the veteran weapon will save the organization a cool $10.2 million against the cap. That, coupled with the Jimmy Graham earlier on Tuesday, has Aaron Rodgers’ offense in a state of complete transition.