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.”
Raiders trying to finalize deal today for former Packers’ WR Jordy Nelson, who still is in Oakland, sources tell ESPN. “This is going to get done,” one source said of the talks. Nelson on his way to becoming a Raider.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2018
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.
If the #Raiders finalize a deal with WR Jordy Nelson, they are likely to release WR Michael Crabtree, who has a $7.7M cap hit. That is in their plans.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2018
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.