Packers release WR Jordy Nelson

Packers release WR Jordy Nelson

GREEN BAY, Wis/March 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Green Bay Packers have released veteran receiver Jordy Nelson, the third-leading receiver in franchise history and one of quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ top targets in the passing game.

The Packers announced the move Tuesday, a day before teams can begin to sign free agents.

Nelson had 550 receptions and 69 touchdown catches in 10 seasons in Green Bay. But his production declined last season with Rodgers sidelined much of the year by a collarbone injury.

Nelson’s release figures to foreshadow more moves for the Packers, who could use an upgrade at tight end. Jimmy Graham is one of the top free agents available on the market.

By PHILIPPE SOTTO  by  Associated Press – published on STL.News by St. Louis Media, LLC (U.S)