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Packers fans endure a rollercoaster of emotions with Graham and Nelson moves

Packers fans endure a rollercoaster of emotions with Graham and Nelson moves

"Definitely a sad day and the toughest part of this business", Rodgers said.

Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst held a news conference Tuesday night.

And whatever this is worth, according to several former teammates' responses on Twitter after his release and others' testaments, Nelson is considered a top-tier locker-room presence.

He would not address whether Nelson discussed a pay cut with the team before his release.

"We can not thank Jordy enough for all that he has given the Green Bay Packers and our community for the past 10 years", said GM Brian Gutekunst. He's No. 3 in team history in receptions with 550; No. 5 in receiving yards with 7,848; and No. 2 in touchdown receptions with 69. That's the same year he was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year.




Absent the addition of another top-level receiver, Cobb should stick around for the final season of his four-year, $40 million deal. After playing with a QB of Rodgers' caliber for his entire career, it's understandable that Nelson wants to work with another perennial All-Pro, like Tom Brady. He had 53 catches for 482 yards, six touchdowns on 84 targets, and a career-worst 9.1 yards per reception.

Green Bay had good reason for cutting Nelson, of course: His production took a steep dive in 2017 with Rodgers sidelined for most of the season, and it's hard to justify giving the 32-year-old a new contract when the Packers could save $10.2 million in cap space by releasing him.

What a roller coast of emotions if you're a Packers fan. After Green Bay let go Van Pelt in January, Rodgers later griped about the decision on ESPN Radio.

- Tuesday's flurry of surprising moves out of Green Bay left the Packers with a little more room for maneuvering in free agency - if they choose to. While the Packers added tight end Jimmy Graham in another surpirse move, there's still a hole that must be filled at the wide receiver position.

Graham has played for the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks.


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