Packers Expected to Sign TE Jimmy Graham

Jamal Adams tried recruiting ex-Packers WR Jordy Nelson to Jets via Twitter

Meanwhile, it's unclear just how hard the Packers are pursuing Watkins, who was traded from the Buffalo Bills to the Los Angeles Rams last August, or Robinson, who missed most of last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee after going down in Jacksonville's regular-season opener. Thus, the 2018 season will be a comparison of what Graham does for the Packers' offense to what Nelson could have given them. Fourteen minutes later, he reported that the Packers would cut Nelson.

Aaron Rodgers is losing his most prolific receiver but might be getting an upgrade at tight end. In one day, Rodgers lost one of his best friends on the team but gained what could be one of his biggest weapons for this season.

But the familiarity between Nelson and Oakland's existing regime isn't isolated to just Bennett and the receiver himself, as coach Jon Gruden and general manager Reggie McKenzie both spoke glowingly about their respective pasts with the Packers organization during Gruden's introductory press conference January 9.

With the Seahawks, Graham - who will sign a three-year deal at Lambeau Field - posted 18 total touchdowns, 10 of which came last season, and 2,048 receiving yards.

"I think for the most part Jordy Nelson will still be demanded by the Packer fans even though he's been released and everything like that", Luke Sigl, the store's assistant manager, said.

During the NFL Combine, Packers coach Mike McCarthy hinted the staff may have been thinking about changes at wide receiver, saying "Jordy and Randall (Cobb) have been outstanding players for us, and they're still good players". His chemistry with Rodgers was unmatched. The duo hold the Packers' record for most touchdowns by a QB/WR duo with 65.

Nelson wasn't the fastest receiver ever to put on a Packers uniform, nor was he the best route runner.

Green Bay's free-agency plans aren't limited to tight end. His work on the sideline was superb. He caught 550 passes to rank third in franchise history. Tuesday's moves would seem to affirm that approach.

After negotiations broke down with Jared Cook, the Packers turned to Bennett.

If anything, Nelson could end up providing Jared Goff with another weapon to work with on this high-powered offense that surprised a lot of fans a year ago.

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