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Report: Jordy Nelson to Raiders ‘going to get done’

Jordy Nelson

The Oakland Raiders are reportedly finalizing a contract that will bring former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson into the fold.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter, quoted a source as saying, “This is going to get done.”

Nelson was released by Green Bay on Tuesday after the team landed top tight end Jimmy Graham in free agency. By Wednesday he was already in Oakland, with none other than Derek Carr meeting him at the airport.

Though he had a rough 2017 campaign playing much of the season without Aaron Rodgers, Nelson has long been a top-tier receiver in the NFL. In the three seasons he played from 2013-16 (Nelson missed the 2015 season with a torn ACL), he averaged 1,363 yards and nearly 12 touchdowns per season.

If the Raiders do sign Nelson, then it’s likely Michael Crabtree could be on his way out.

Even before free agency, Oakland was said to be on the fence about keeping the receiver, whose salary is a bit high right now compared to his production.