GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Green Bay Packers announced Tuesday they have cut wide receiver Jordy Nelson, according to a news release from the team.
Nelson played for the Packers for 10 seasons. In that time, he has ranked No. 3 in franchise history in receptions (550), No. 5 in receiving yards (7,848), No. 2 in touchdown receptions (69) and No. 3 in 100-yard receiving games (25), according to a release from the Green Bay Packers.
Nelson is the only player in team annals to record three seasons with 13-plus touchdown receptions (2011, 2014, 2016). He and Sterling Sharpe (1992-94) are the only players in franchise history to register three straight seasons with 85-plus receptions (2013-14, 2016).
Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst gave a statement about the release of Nelson.
“We cannot thank Jordy enough for all that he has given the Green Bay Packers and our community for the past 10 years,” Gutekunst said in the statement. “He has been an exemplary professional and teammate and greatly contributed to our success. Jordy will always be a member of the Packers family and we look forward to his eventual induction into the Packers Hall of Fame."
Gutekunst will address the media about Nelson's release Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The team is also planning to sign tight end Jimmy Graham, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Graham most recently played for the Seattle Seahawks (2015-1017) and before that played for the New Orleans Saints (2010-2014), according to ESPN records.
In his eight-year career, Graham has made 556 receptions, scored 69 touchdowns and run 6,800 yards.