Jordy Nelson signs 2-year deal worth $15M with Oakland Raiders

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 10: Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers runs the ball in the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY — Former Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson has signed a two-year deal worth $15 million, with $13 million guaranteed, his friend and former Packers WR James Jones tweeted Thursday, March 15.

Lammi Sports Management, Nelson’s agent, confirmed the news.

The Green Bay Packers released Nelson on Tuesday, March 13.

Nelson had 550 receptions and 69 touchdown catches in 10 seasons in Green Bay. But his production declined last season with Rodgers sidelined much of the year by a collarbone injury.

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst

First-year general manager Brian Gutekunst called Nelson “one of the great Packers who played here. He’s everything you want a pro to be — and he’ll be missed.

“I think Jordy is a really good player, and you certainly don’t want to let him walk out the door. But this is a big puzzle, and there’s kind of limitations. You can’t keep everybody. As we went through this, we thought this was in our best interest. The best interest for our team moving forward.”