Raiders release former Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson

  • Raiders release former Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson

Raiders release former Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson

The Raiders have released Jordy Nelson after one year in Oakland, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Nelson's place on the 2019 roster appeared to be assured after the Raiders pushed forward his bonus in December. I think as we continue to improve this football team around some of the core guys that are here, I think you can even see better and better days ahead.

For Nelson, he was expected to be the No. 3 wideout behind both Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams, two guys who officially became Raiders on Wednesday.

The Packers drafted Nelson in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Kansas State. He spent his first nine seasons in the league with the franchise.

The Oakland Raiders continued to make moves on Thursday, but this time, they started to shed pieces of their roster. He was targeted just 19 times - also a career low - of which he made seven catches to account for all 64 of his yards and no touchdowns.

The only other quarterback employed by the Raiders is Nathan Peterman, who's signed to a reserve/future contract.

He joins Deone Bucannon, Markus Golden, Mike Iupati and Antoine Bethea as members of the 2018 Cardinals to have signed deals with new teams this offseason.