After trading for Antonio Brown and signing Tyrell Williams and J.J. Nelson, the Oakland Raiders decided to save some cap space by cutting Jordy Nelson.
The Raiders reportedly still had interest in bringing Nelson back at a cheaper price, and he met with some other teams as he still had desires to play in the 2019 NFL season.
It appears that has since changed though as Nelson has decided to call it a career and retire after 10 NFL seasons with the Green Bay Packers and Raiders, per NFL Network analyst James Jones, who was a former teammate of Nelson’s:
🚨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
A former second round pick of the Packers in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Kansas State, Nelson had four 1,000-yard seasons in his career, being named a Pro Bowler in 2014 and the AP Comeback Player of the Year in 2016.
In 151 career games, Nelson caught 613 passes for 8,587 yards and 72 touchdowns. His only season with the Raiders in 2018 was not his best, but he did have 63 receptions for 739 yards and three touchdowns.