Saints and Packers lead the Jimmy Graham suitors

Saints and Packers lead the Jimmy Graham suitors

Nelson arguably had his most impressive season coming off his torn anterior cruciate ligament when he caught 97 passes for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns.

After the Green Bay Packers announced they released the veteran wide receiver Tuesday, Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports reported Nelson was "targeting" the New England Patriots as a possible destination and "knew he was being released".

Nelson had a bit of a down year last season as Rodgers played in just seven games and Brett Hundley was inconsistent upon replacing him.

Graham, 32, never quite hit it big with the Seattle Seahawks, but he lands in a good spot with Aaron Rodgers, who hasn't had a tight end flourish and stick with the team for very long in years.

That year, he posted career highs in catches (98) and receiving yards (1,519), and hauled in 13 touchdown catches.

After 13 years of limited forays into free agency under previous GM Ted Thompson, the Packers were certainly able to create a buzz on Monday, when the National Football League began allowing teams to talk to players and their agents about potential deals. By cutting Nelson, the Packers save more than $10 million in cap space.

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Cleveland also took on the salary of former Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry , who was due to make $14 million this season. With the loss of cornerback Joe Haden prior to the 2017 season, Cleveland had a gaping hole at one of their corner spots.

The Green Bay Packers are bringing in one top receiving option, but they're also getting rid of another. The Packers signed Martellus Bennett last offseason, but the team released him midseason saying he failed to disclose a previous injury.

Nelson and Rodgers hold the Packers' record for most touchdowns by a quarterback-receiver duo with 65.

I've heard it a thousand times."It's a young man's game". But it's that production the Packers are banking on with the signing.

While fans will miss Jordy, they're awaiting to see what the packers' next moves will be.

Last season Nelson's numbers dipped. He later was honored as the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He caught 550 passes to rank third in franchise history.

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