Packers sign Jimmy Graham, Jordy Nelson released $10.2 million saved in cap space by releasing Nelson By: Mike Krueger | Mar 13 2018, 4:30 pm
The Packers reached a verbal agreement with tight end Jimmy Graham on Tuesday, according to a source, and plan to sign him when free agency opens Wednesday afternoon. To make room for Graham, general manager Brian Gutekunst released veteran wide receiver Jordy Nelson. The team announced Nelson's departure in a news release. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
FFToday's Take:Whoa. Graham and the Saints had mutual interest in a reunion but the deal couldn't be hammered out. Graham is lucky enough to have a decent consolation prize in catching passes and TDs from Aaron Rodgers. Graham was basically a redzone threat for Seattle last year and could fill a similar role in Green Bay especially now that Jordy Nelson (32) has been released. Nelson spent 10 years with the Packers but his production fell off a cliff last season finishing with a 53-482-6 line. Green Bay saves $10.2 million against the cap by releasing Nelson.