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Packers Legend Jordy Nelson to Retire on 1 Day Contract

Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson announced his retirement from the NFL earlier this offseason. Now, reports have stated that the former Green Bay Packer star has decided to end his career where it began. Nelson plans to sign a one-day contract with the Packers in August to retire with the team that drafted him. The wide receiver stated on the Topeka, Kansas radio station, WIBW, that the signing will be done sometime during training camp.

Nelson, now 34, played in the NFL for 11 seasons. The wide out was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He then spent 10 years with the team racking up many noteworthy statistics.

Jordy Nelson
Jordy Nelson. (Photo by Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)

With the Packers, Nelson caught 550 passes for 7,848 yards and 69 touchdowns.

He also was selected to the Pro-Bowl in 2014 and earned AP Comeback Player of the Year in 2016. After the 2017 season, Nelson was released from Green Bay.

The Oakland Raiders signed Nelson for the 2018 season and showed that he had a bit left in the tank. The former Pro-Bowler caught 63 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns with the Raiders.

With the bulk of his accomplishments coming from his time in Green Bay, it is only right for Nelson to retire with the Packers.

 

 

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