The Oakland Raiders are moving on from yet another veteran they signed last offseason.
Hearing Jordy Nelson has been released, as @MikeSilver prognosticated
— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) March 14, 2019
This shouldn’t be a terribly surprising move. After starring in Green Bay for a decade, the 33-year-old Nelson struggled in his first (and only) season with the Raiders. He caught 63 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns.
Nelson was set to count $5.37 million against the cap in 2019. Oakland saves north of $3.5 million by releasing him.
We fully expect Nelson to get some play on the free-agent market. It will likely come on a short-term deal from a contender.