Last week, the Oakland Raiders released veteran wide receiver Jordy Nelson after just one year on the West Coast.
Even though he didn't have a great season under the management of a non-Aaron Rodgers QB, there are plenty of interested teams if Nelson chooses not to talk away. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the New England Patriots are among the teams eyeing the 33-year-old wideout.
Former Packers’ WR Jordy Nelson is scheduled to visit the Seahawks on Tuesday, per source. They were interested in Nelson last year; GM John Schneider loves Nelson.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2019
Other interested teams at this point include: Patriots, Titans, Chiefs, Raiders.
New England may have interest, but according to Schefter, Nelson's scheduled to visit the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday. 'Hawks general manager John Schneider loves Nelson and tried to sign him last offseason.
Report: Patriots interested in WR Jordy Nelsonhttps://t.co/YCBdT56Eom— Patriots.com (@PATRIOTSdotCOM) March 18, 2019
The Patriots have a thin wide receiver corps, with Julian Edelman as the only reliable receiver currently on the depth chart (unless you're a huge Phillip Dorsett guy). Not only does Nelson seem to fit New England, but he's a deep threat for quarterback Tom Brady, something they desperately need.
Last season, Nelson hauled in 63 receptions for 739 yards and 3 touchdowns for Oakland.