🚨After more than a decade in the NFL, my brother, former #Packers & #Raiders WR @JordyRNelson is calling it a career. He’s stepping away from the game with more than 8,500 yards…72+ TD’s and as a SB Champion! I’m proud of him and happy for him and his family! #Ese’ #Respect
— James Jones (@89JonesNTAF) March 27, 2019
Nelson visited with the Seahawks since becoming a free agent and reportedly had interest from four other teams. However, it appears as though he felt it was best to call it a career at this point.
Nelson, 33, is a former second-round pick of the Packers back in 2008. He was entering the final year of his five-year, $43 million contract when the Packers released him last year.
The Raiders later signed Nelson to a two-year, $15 million contract, but was released a few weeks ago.
For his career, Nelson played 10 seasons for the Packers and Raiders and caught 613 passes for 8,587 yards receiving and 72 touchdowns over the course of 151 games played. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2014 and was named Comeback Player of the Year in 2016.
We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.