VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Betting Tools

Packers reportedly add TE Graham

The Green Bay Packers are overhauling their receiving corps, moving in on a deal to sign tight end Jimmy Graham and releasing wideout Jordy Nelson.


Green Bay reportedly agreed to terms on a three-year contract with Graham, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. The contract cannot be finalized until the new league year opens on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET.

The Packers announced the release of the 32-year-old Nelson, who is coming off his least productive season since 2009, his second year in the NFL. He tumbled to 53 receptions for 482 yards in 2017 after amassing 97 catches for 1,257 yards and 14 TDs in 2016. However, Nelson wants to continue playing, ESPN reported.

Graham, 31, re-emerged as a scoring threat last season with Seattle, hauling in 10 touchdown passes. The 6-foot-7, 260-pound Graham had 170 catches in his three seasons with Seattle.

Earlier Tuesday, ESPN reported that talks had stalled between Graham and the New Orleans Saints, with whom he played his first five seasons and reeled in 51 touchdown catches.

It marks the third straight year the Packers targeted a tight end in the offseason. They signed Jared Cook in 2016 and brought in Martellus Bennett as a free agent a year ago.

Nelson burst into stardom in his fourth season with Green Bay, piling up 95 catches for 1,263 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2011. He set career highs with 98 receptions and 1,519 yards and added 13 TD catches in 2014 before a knee injury cost him the entire 2015 season.

He bounced back to lead the league with 14 touchdown catches in 2016, but failed to reach 80 receiving yards in any game last season and was limited to 35 yards or fewer in his last nine games. Nelson was scheduled to make $9.25 million in 2018.

"He has been an exemplary professional and teammate and greatly contributed to our success," Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said in a statement. "Jordy will always be a member of the #Packers family and we look forward to his eventual induction into the Packers Hall of Fame."

Copyright 2019 by STATS LLC.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express
written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.

· AAF - Week 7 Best Bets
· News: Books adjust to OBJ, Bell
· News: Books adjust to AB trade
· Colts add free agent LB Justin Houston
· Eagles sign DE Curry to 1-year deal
· RG3 to return as Ravens backup QB
· Patriots owner wants video blocked
· Falcons agree to deal with WR Hardy
· Cowboys, Rams to play in Hawaii
Why Buy Picks From
NFL Pro Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records Gold Membership
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 1412
Alex Smart + 1295
Brian Bitler + 1262
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
The Gold Sheet + 200
Bill Marzano + 200
Joe Williams + 200
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Zack Cimini 60 %
Stephen Nover 58 %
Doc's Sports 58 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Williams + 621
Pat Hawkins + 565
Bill Marzano + 532
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Paul Bovi + 1253
Scott Rickenbach + 806
Kyle Hunter + 776
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Doc's Sports + 1445
Jim Feist + 1065
Stephen Nover + 780
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership