Patriots Among Teams Showing Interest In Free Agent WR Jordy Nelson

Arnold Nichols
March 21, 2019

At this stage in his career, Nelson will most likely look to join a serious contender since the time to win a Super Bowl is closing in, and even though the Rams won't be one of those teams since they're set at receiver, it will be interesting to see how things go on Tuesday with the Seahawks. He signed a two-year contract with the Raiders last March and appeared in 15 games for them, finishing with 739 yards and three touchdowns. With Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, he had four, 1,000-yard seasons and could be a solid fit with Tom Brady and the Patriots.

With the move, Nelson would join newly acquired slot receiver Adam Humphries, Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor, Tajae Sharpe, Cameron Batson and Darius Jennings on the depth chart.

In his last season with Green Bay, Nelson was catching passes from Brett Hundley, and last season Derek Carr had the fourth-lowest yards per completion in the league.


New England is reportedly competing with the Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, and Oakland Raiders for Nelson's services.

Schefter indicated Nelson was meeting with Seattle on Monday. He missed the entire 2015 season with an injury and had 1,000-yard seasons in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016. Clearly, New England is interested in adding talent at the position. But he became expendable once Oakland landed Antonio Brown in a trade with Pittsburgh and signed receiver Tyrell Williams in free agency. At the moment, the Patriots now have Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett, Bruce Ellington, Maurice Harris, Branxton Berrios and Damoun Patterson on their receiver depth chart.

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