Packers to release wide receiver Jordy Nelson

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They are reportedly adding tight end Jimmy Graham and releasing wide receiver Jordy Nelson.

Count Paul Richardson as the first of the Seahawks' 16 unrestricted free agents to move on as the NFL Network reported Tuesday morning he will sign a five-year, $40 million contract with Washington.

He posted 1,519 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in 2014 and 1,257 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in 2016 as one of the best receivers in the league for those respective seasons.

The Seahawks backup tight end, Luke Willson, is also a free agent so the position could end up being a serious problem for the team.

The Packers' transition from Ted Thompson to Brian Gutekunst has brought about a change in philosophy. Over the past few days, however, Gutekunst and his front office felt it was a necessary evil as the Packers looked to manage their salary cap and build towards the 2018 season.

"I wouldn't be surprised if the Green Bay Packers dip their toe into those waters", Rapoport said of Robinson's market.

The team announced on Tuesday that they have released Jordy Nelson.

Nelson would have carried a $12.5 million cap hit for the upcoming season, as he still had one-year left on the four-year, $39 million deal he signed with Green Bay prior to the 2015 season. Graham would theoretically replace Martellus Bennett, who was released late last season. Nelson was just the fourth receiver in Super Bowl history with nine-plus receptions for at least 140 yards and touchdown. "The best interest for our team moving forward". But his production declined last season with Rodgers sidelined much of the year by a collarbone injury. The way he snapped around to catch back-shoulder passes from Rodgers was unmatched.

Gutekunst has already made one significant deal, sending another top draft pick, Damarious Randall to the Cleveland Browns for quarterback DeShone Kizer and a swap of 4th and 5th round draft choices.

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