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Packers cut veteran WR Jordy Nelson, will sign TE Jimmy Graham

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Packers cut veteran WR Jordy Nelson, will sign TE Jimmy Graham

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SOURCE:  ESPN

The Green Bay Packers have released Jordy Nelson. They are also adding tight end Jimmy Graham on a three-year deal worth roughly $30 million, sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Graham has been one of the most prolific tight ends of his era, catching 69 touchdown passes since he entered the league with the New Orleans Saints as a third-round pick in 2010. That total ranks second among tight ends and third among all pass-catchers during that span, behind Rob Gronkowski (76) and Dez Bryant (73).

Graham had 10 receiving touchdowns last season, most among tight ends and tied for second most leaguewide.

Nelson and Rodgers hold the Packers’ record for most touchdowns by a quarterback-receiver duo with 65. They broke Brett Favre and Antonio Freeman’s record of 58 during the 2016 season.

Rodgers wrote on his Instagram account that Nelson’s departure represented “a sad day and the toughest part of this business.”

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