After being launched by the Oakland Raiders, these groups stand as potential touchdown spots for Jordy Nelson.
The Oakland Raiders reshaped their vast receiver core this week, buying and selling for Antonio Brown and signing Tyrell Williams in free company. Jordy Nelson naturally fell down the pecking order then, and on Thursday he was launched.
Nelson spent one season with the Raiders, tallying 63 receptions for 739 yards and three touchdowns. That was the second-lowest yardage whole of his profession, solely surpassing his last season with the Inexperienced Bay Packers in 2017 (482 yards).
Nelson completed final season fairly strongly although, if solely pushed by quantity. Over the ultimate 5 video games he had 38 catches (on 48 targets), as he clearly discovered some rapport with Derek Carr.
In December, the Raiders paid out a $3.6 million roster bonus to Nelson early for wage cap functions. Head coach Jon Gruden additionally asserted the veteran vast receiver could be again for the second season of the two-year deal he signed final offseason
Getting Brown was the lead circumstance that pushed Nelson out, which in equity to Gruden couldn’t have been totally foreseen in December. However the transfer to pay out the bonus early appears odd, with no return in manufacturing on the again finish for the workforce.
That mentioned, a return to the Raiders at a decrease wage quantity can’t be dominated out.
Nelson is clearly on the again finish of his profession approaching 34 years outdated, however he confirmed on the finish of 2018 he has one thing left within the tank.
With free company choices considerably narrowed, and assuming he doesn’t simply return to the Raiders in a form of pre-arranged transfer, these three groups may look so as to add Nelson briefly order.
3. New England Patriots
The Patriots seem like out there for vast receivers, with solely Bruce Ellington and Maurice Harris added proper now. Bringing again Chris Hogan is a risk, however Nelson turning into out there adjustments the equation of obtainable choices.
Nelson grew to become Aaron Rodgers’ favourite goal, and his down yr in 2017 was partially pushed by Brett Hundley beginning 9 video games when Rodgers was injured. So it’s straightforward to see a fast rapport being constructed with Tom Brady, and New England is an effective touchdown spot for any veteran participant.