Jimmy Graham expected to sign with Saints or Packers?

14 March, 2018, 00:29 | Author: Virgil Todd
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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. "Jordy will always be a member of the Packers family and we look forward to his eventual induction into the Packers Hall of Fame".

Graham, 31, was reportedly receiving heavy interest from the Saints and teaming up again with Drew Brees but will instead join the best quarterback in the league with Rodgers.

According to Spotrac, the release clears $10.2 million in cap space for the Packers, which will certainly help in signing Graham.

Jordy Nelson is a free-agent.

NFL Network's Mike Garofolo says, however, Green Bay wants Graham to be a Packer.

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According to a source associated with Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Green Bay Packers are releasing veteran wide receiver Jordy Nelson.

He is second in franchise history in receiving touchdowns (69), third in catches (550), third in 100-yard receiving games (25) and fifth in receiving yards (7,848). Graham would theoretically replace Martellus Bennett, who was released late last season.

The soon to be 33-year-old Nelson had a down year in Green Bay last year, hauling in 53 passes for 482 yards and six touchdowns.

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.

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