Former Packers' WR Jordy Nelson in demand:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2018
Visiting Raiders today, then scheduled to visit the Seattle Seahawks, then the New Orleans Saints, per source.
The 32-year-old Nelson was a cap casualty for Mike McCarthy’s team, and he was largely a non-factor in 2017. Even with Aaron Rodgers out for much of the year, the only wide receiver regularly commanding attention was Davante Adams, who appears to be the new #1 in Green Bay.
Nelson tore his ACL in preseason back in 2015, but was Comeback Player of the Year after hauling in 97 passes for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2016. The numbers sharply declined last year, with just 53 catches for 482 yards and 6 touchdowns. One major change post-injury was his increased role as a slot receiver, where Doug Baldwin thrives in Seattle.
Seattle’s wide receiver depth currently consists of Baldwin, Tyler Lockett (contract year ahead), Amara Darboh, Tanner McEvoy, and David Moore. Unless you are extremely high on the young talent like Darboh, Moore, and practice squad member Cyril Grayson all developing, this is an area that must be addressed. For a look at other free agent WRs available, check out the link below.