Seahawks Set to Visit with Former All-Pro WR Jordy Nelson


They are interested in veteran wideout Jordy Nelson, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He signed a two-year contract with the Raiders last March and appeared in 15 games for them, finishing with 739 yards and three touchdowns.

Right now it appears that the Seahawks are front runners after missing out on signing him past year. He originally was selected in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Kansas State by the Packers.

After starting just six games in his first three National Football League seasons, Nelson broke out with 1,263 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2011, helping the Packers eventually win their fourth Super Bowl.

After all of those years spent being a reliable target for Aaron Rodgers as a member of the Green Bay Packers, Nelson found himself on the Raiders in 2018 with the hope of doing the same for Derek Carr. He wrapped up his tenure in Green Bay with 550 receptions for 7,848 yards and 69 touchdowns.

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Now that the first wave of free agency is in the books, teams can take time for longer looks at the remaining players available.

Sure, the 63 catches by Nelson for 739 yards with three touchdowns weren't exactly the worst numbers in the world, but also Oakland in general was a complete mess, and awful experience for the veteran wideout.

Now back on the market, Nelson makes sense for the Seahawks for numerous reasons. Schefter says Nelson's first visit will be with the Seattle Seahawks, which gives them a tremendous advantage, but even then the Chiefs face competition for Nelson's services from the New England Patriots, New York Giants and even the Raiders themselves.