WHAT IS HAPPENING?!
The Green Bay Packers new GM is wasting no time in changing the entire makeup of this team going into next season. The Pack already have a new tight end in Jimmy Graham, who will reportedly sign a three-year deal later this week.
Packers intend to sign TE Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
However, to afford someone like Graham and still make the other improvements necessary, Green Bay had to say goodbye to another one of their best offensive weapons.
Both Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson carried massive contracts with little guaranteed money left, which made them both obvious options for release. Now, the team has made their decision.
Packers are releasing WR Jordy Nelson, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Packers are releasing Jordy Nelson to make an additional $10 million in cap space for the team.
Nelson and Aaron Rodgers have had an incredible relationship over the past decade; but you know what they say. All good things must come to an end.
Jordy Nelson: Third in franchise history in catches, fifth in receiving yards, second in receiving touchdowns.— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) March 13, 2018
Without Nelson, the team will focus in on Davante Adams and Randall Cobb on the outside, with Jimmy Graham ready to take over at the tight end slot. It's a tough decision, but one that had to happen.