It's a new day in Oakland. Perhaps you have read about this. Yes, the Raiders now sport arguably the most dangerous offensive weapon in football in superstar wide receiver Antonio Brown. And as part of Mike Mayock's ambitious rejiggering of the roster, we now have word of a notable casualty.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, veteran receiver Jordy Nelson has been released.
And now the Raiders have released WR Jordy Nelson, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2019
Nelson wraps his tenure in the Bay after just one season. He appeared in 15 games, grabbing 63 passes for 739 and three touchdowns.
Entering his age 34 season, the future is officially uncertain for the former Green Bay Packers Pro Bowler and Super Bowl XLV champ.
At the very least, he's got himself a fine payday on his way out the door.
A one-time All-Pro selection and the NFL's 2016 Comeback Player of the Year, Nelson can't really hang is head if today's move is the beginning of the end of his career. But for what it's worth, he certainly showed in 2018 that he has a bit left in the tank.