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The 33-year old wide receiver is calling it a career according to reports. Nelson, the former Packers and Raiders pass catcher was just recently released by Oakland after they brought in WR Tyrell Williams. Nelson was definitely on the backside of his career, but during the peak of his prime was one of the most prolific wide receivers in the league.
?After more than a decade in the NFL, my brother, former #Packers & #Raiders WR @JordyRNelson is calling it a career. He’s stepping away from the game with more than 8,500 yards…72+ TD’s and as a SB Champion! I’m proud of him and happy for him and his family! #Ese’ #Respect
— James Jones (@89JonesNTAF) March 27, 2019
Nelson spent his first nine-years of his career in Green Bay, catching passes from Aaron Rodgers. During his time in Green bay, he caught 550 passes for 7,848-yards and 69 touchdowns. The Rodgers/Nelson connection was one of the most dynamic quarterback and wide receiver pairings in the NFL.
Nelson spent his final season with coach Gruden in Oakland, where he caught 63 passes for 739-yards and three touchdowns. He got off to a slow start in 2018, but down the stretch he developed a quality connection with Derek Carr. Nelson started the season as the teams wide receiver two, but after the Amari Cooper trade to the Dallas Cowboys, he became the primary wide receiver target.
In 2011 Nelson was apart of the Packers super bowl winning team, earning his only super bowl ring. In 2016, Nelson was awarded NFL comeback player of the year after overcoming a torn ACL in the previous season.
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