In his 10 years with the Packers, Nelson started eight of the 13 postseason games he appeared in. The net result is that Green Bay will replace Nelson by signing free-agent tight end Jimmy Graham (according to ESPN). Clearly, in order to sign Graham - whose deal is for three years but can not become official until Wednesday, when the new league year begins - first-year general manager Brian Gutekunst knew he needed to create enough cap room to not only add Graham but improve the team's struggling defense.
Nelson, 32, had been a favorite target of Rodgers over recent years but struggled last season, finishing with just 53 catches for 482 yards and six touchdowns. Teams can now contact the representation of pending free agents.
Graham would provide the Packers with a playmaking threat at tight end.
Dubin says, "Graham's got quite the choice on his hands: go back and play with Drew Brees again or hook up with Aaron Rodgers and immediately become the most talented tight end the Packers QB has ever had".
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It's unclear whether the Packers approached Nelson about taking a pay cut to stay and he refused, or if they simply decided it was time to move on from him.
While Graham's production dipped with the number of receptions and receiving yards during his tenure with the Seahawks, he still managed to be named to two Pro Bowl teams in the last three seasons.
Nelson, a 2014 Pro Bowler, was the 2016 NFL Comeback Player of the year after a broken leg which ended his 2015 campaign before it began, an injury in the 2015 preseason against Pittsburgh.