Published: Mon, March 18, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Organization showing interest in wide receiver Jordy Nelson

Organization showing interest in wide receiver Jordy Nelson

The veteran wide out was released by the Raiders last week.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots are among the teams interested in free agent Jordy Nelson. While the best days are behind the 6-foot-3 receiver, Nelson would benefit from catching passes from Tom Brady, and would be an interesting depth option for a Patriots team that now lacks any kind of depth at wide receiver.

For obvious reasons, it does not appear the Patriots are done with adding receivers. Last year he put up the best catch of his 10 year career (71.6%) as he caught 63 of 88 targets for 739 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns.

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The Seahawks have Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett as their starting wideouts, but the third receiver position could potentially be a battle between Nelson, David Moore and Jaron Brown. He originally was selected in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Kansas State by the Packers.

While he had an up-and-down season in Oakland in 2018, Nelson hauled in 38 receptions and averaged 77 yards per game over the final five weeks of the season, so there is still something left in the tank. He missed the entire 2015 season with an injury and had 1,000-yard seasons in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Nelson, who turns 34 in May, caught 550 passes for 7,848 yards and 69 touchdowns over nine seasons with the Packers.

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