Former Packers star Jordy Nelson retiring
Jordy Nelson is retiring after 10 seasons, according to former Green Bay Packers teammate James Jones.
Jones broke the news on Twitter on Wednesday.
🚨After more than a decade in the NFL, my brother, former #Packers & #Raiders WR @JordyRNelson is calling it a career. He’s stepping away from the game with more than 8,500 yards…72+ TD’s and as a SB Champion! I’m proud of him and happy for him and his family! #Ese’ #Respect
— James Jones (@89JonesNTAF) March 27, 2019
A second-round pick of the Packers in 2008, Nelson, 33, played nine seasons for Green Bay, racking up 7,848 receiving yards and 69 touchdowns.
Nelson topped 1,000 receiving yards four times during his Packers career, second in team history.
Nelson signed with the Oakland Raiders prior to the 2018 season, a few days after being released by the Packers.
He made 15 appearances for the Raiders, finishing second on the team with 739 receiving yards and three touchdowns, but was released earlier this month.