Jordy Nelson is going from Green Bay to Oakland as part of a two-year contract.

Jordy Nelson deal with raiders news

The former Packers wide receiver has signed a deal with the Raiders reportedly worth $15 million, $13 of which is guaranteed.

Oakland is also releasing wideout Michael Crabtree, who had his worst season with the Raiders in 2017. The veteran caught 58 passes for 618 yards and eight touchdowns.

Though Nelson was statistically worse (53 receptions, 482 yards, six touchdowns, he was actually playing a solid chunk of his season with Brett Hundley. 

Nelson now joins a Raiders offense led by Derek Carr. Oakland’s receiving corps also includes Cordarrelle Patterson and Seth Roberts as well as new addition Griff Whalen.

Nelson had a great season in 2016: he won the Comeback Player of the Year Award. The 32-year-old wideout is entering his second season after an ACL injury. The Packers were unwilling to pay Nelson the back end of an extension that included a cap number of $11.5 million last season.

Among other major NFL news from Thursday is that Kirk Cousins has signed a three-year, $84 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings, the team the free-agent quarterback was expected to land with. The 29-year-old’s new contract is the richest in NFL history.

Furthermore, Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz is retiring at age 26.

Also, New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson died at age 90 on Thursday. Benson owned the team for more than thirty years.

 

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