The Green Bay Packers were fairly active yesterday when they signed both Jimmy Graham and Muhammad Wilkerson to deals. Unfortunately when the Packers decided to sign Graham they also chose to let go of fan favorite Jordy Nelson.
The Packers are expected to sign former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal when the free-agent signing period begins Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, sources informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Rapoport reports the deal is for $30 million (with $22 million in the first two years). In a related move, the Packers released veteran wide receiver Jordy Nelson.
Based on his behavior on Twitter, Packers franchise QB Aaron Rodgers doesn’t seem too thrilled about the team releasing one his favorite targets in Jordy Nelson. Rodgers was spotted liking a tweet yesterday on the social media site that compared Jimmy Graham with Jordy Nelson.
Rodgers later went on write a heartfelt post on Instagram saying goodbye to Nelson.
Hard to find the right words today to express what 87 means to me. No teammate exemplified what it means to be a packer quite like him. From living in GB full time, his incredible contributions to the city, state, and region, to his consistent, reliable play on the field. Definitely a sad day and the toughest part of this business. There will never be another quite like white lightning. #leader #brother #friend #baller #loyal #champion #legacy #intact #stillcanplayball #backshoulder #1stSBTD
Can’t be a good sign when your franchise quarterback doesn’t seem to be in line with offseason decisions from the team’s front office.
H/T The Big Lead