Earlier Monday, I took a look at the connections between former Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews III and members of the Seattle Seahawks front office and coaching staff, and within an hour of publication Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Seahawks are interested in at least one other former member of the Packers, Jordy Nelson.
Former Packers’ WR Jordy Nelson is scheduled to visit the Seahawks on Tuesday, per source. They were interested in Nelson last year; GM John Schneider loves Nelson.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2019
Other interested teams at this point include: Patriots, Titans, Chiefs, Raiders.
Nelson spent the first ten years of his NFL career with the Packers after being drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft. That is of note because, as I'm sure most fans are well aware, John Schneider was a high ranking member of the Packers front office when Nelson was drafted.
In addition, Nelson played college football at Kansas State University after growing up in a small town in Kansas (representing). That is important because not only did current Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett also play at K-State, Schneider has long appeared to have an affinity for wide receivers who played at K-State, and earlier this offseason I took a look at this. Thus, this represents another potential opportunity for Schneider to further tighten his monopolistic grip over Wildcat receivers.