His franchise numbers with the Packers puts him near the top in many significant categories: third in catches (550), fifth in receiving yards (7,848) and second in receiving touchdowns (69). Now he'll be catching balls from Aaron Rodgers after reportedly agreeing to a three-year deal with the Green Bay Packers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Past year with the Seahawks, Graham finished with 57 receptions for 520 yards and 10 touchdowns. The Seahawks traded for him before the 2015 season, giving up Max Unger and a first round pick for Graham and a fourth rounder. After posting 1,257 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in 2016, he was limited to 482 yards and six TDs in 2017.
We're not used to seeing tweets fly fast and furious that describe the Packers as shoppers in the free agent market.
New GM Brian Gutekunst has signaled he will be much more active in free agency than Ted Thompson.
The decision to cut Nelson, 32, creates $10.2million in cap space for the Packers and leaves just $2.3m in dead money. Raised by Ron Wolf as young Green Bay Packers. The move is one of two big moves for the Packers Tuesday, as they released former Pro Bowl wide receiver Jordy Nelson as well.
NFL.com's Mike Garofolo reports the Packers have "reached out" to free agent Jimmy Graham.
I've heard it a thousand times."It's a young man's game". However, Aaron Rodgers and offensive tackle David Bakhtiari might very well have sent a cryptic message out Tuesday via Twitter.
Still. Nelson's 10 years with the Packers was historically productive. The Packers are still trying to recoup part of Bennett's $6.3 million signing bonus; they lost a grievance but have filed an appeal.
Last season Nelson's numbers dipped.
Graham was the highest-paid tight end in the league, and that likely won't change this season. The way he snapped around to catch back-shoulder passes from Rodgers was unmatched.