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Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson WR - UNS

Experience: 11 YRS  
Height: 6'3"  
Weight: 217 
Bye: 0

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The Raiders have released WR Jordy Nelson, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Nelson posted a 63-739-3 line in his lone season in Oakland, hauling in 71.6% of his targets but averaging just 11.7 yards per catch. Turning 34 in May, he's on his last legs. The Raiders have re-tooled their WR corps with the additions of Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams. Williams looks like at least a WR3 in his new digs.

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Raiders WR Jordy Nelson (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. He didn’t practice all week, though, so don’t bank on him playing. With WR Martavis Bryant (knee) also out, Brandon LaFell and Seth Roberts figure to serve as Oakland’s top 2 WRs.

Update: The Raiders have downgraded Nelson to out.

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Raiders WR Jordy Nelson is in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Cardinals after suffering a knee bruise last weekend, HC Jon Gruden said. The 33-year-old Nelson has no reason to push through this injury in Oakland's lost season. The Raiders will also be without WR Martavis Bryant (knee), leaving Brandon LaFell and Seth Roberts atop the depth chart.

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The Raiders have signed WR Jordy Nelson to a 2-year, $15 million deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's certainly arguable whether Oakland upgraded or downgraded by going from Michael Crabtree to Nelson. The longtime Packer turns 33 in May and is coming off a career-low 9.1 yards per catch. The absence of QB Aaron Rodgers for 9+ games didn't help. But Nelson's 1.22 yards per route run in 5 full games with Rodgers ranked 62nd among 88 qualifying WRs, per Pro Football Focus. He should at lease soak up most the of 8.5 targets per game Crabtree averaged over the past 3 years, but Nelson should be considered no better than a low-end WR2 at this point.

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The Packers released WR Jordy Nelson on Tuesday, clearing $10.2 million in cap space, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Nelson's production dropped precipitously in 2017, albeit without QB Aaron Rodgers for much of that stretch. The veteran will head into his age-33 season this fall, however, with an ACL tear and various other lower-body injuries behind him. We'll see where he lands, but it's tough to expect more than a low-WR3 fantasy outlook even in the best situation.

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Injury Predictor

Nelson was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2016 after he missed all of 2015 due to a torn ACL he suffered during the preseason. He logged 16 games last season — just as he had in 2013 and 2014 — ending the year with 97 catches for 1,257 yards, and 15 TDs. In 6 of his 9 NFL seasons, Nelson has played a full slate of 16 games. The 32-year old Pro Bowler hasn’t shown any diminishment of his skill set. Let’s hope he can stay away from another major injury.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
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Date Injury Analysis
Nov 11, 2018 Knee Bruise Nelson suffered a right knee bruise in Week 10 and missed the following game.
Dec 23, 2017 Shoulder Nelson sustained an unspecified left shoulder injury in Week 16 against the Vikings and missed the season finale.
Jan 8, 2017 Chest Rib Fracture Nelson fractured multiple ribs in the Wild Card round win over the Giants. He missed the following game but returned for the NFC Championship.
Aug 23, 2015 Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Nelson tore his right ACL in the 2nd preseason game and missed the rest of the year, including 2 playoff contests. He also sat out the entire 2016 preseason while dealing with tendinitis in the knee.
Mar 25, 2015 Inguinal Hip Sprain Nelson needed offseason surgery for a left hip impingement. The issue never showed up on the 2014 injury report. Nelson returned before training camp.
Aug 8, 2014 Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Nelson missed the preseason opener with a hamstring issue but returned for the 2nd exhibition.
Aug 5, 2013 Knee Strain Grade 1 Nelson had arthroscopic surgery for an unspecified knee injury in early August. He missed the preseason but returned for Week 1.
Dec 2, 2012 Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Nelson left Week 13 in the 1st quarter with a hamstring injury and missed the next 3 games. Not clear if it was the same hamstring that cost him time earlier in the season.
Nov 4, 2012 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Nelson sprained his right ankle in the 1st quarter against the Cardinals. He was able to return after the Week 10 bye.
Oct 24, 2012 Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Nelson's hamstring (side not clear) "tightened up" in Wednesday practice. He missed the Week 8 game but returned in Week 9.
Oct 18, 2009 Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Nelson sustained a knee injury originally reported as a bruise early in Week 6. But the unspecified issue wound up costing him the next 3 games.
Sep 30, 2006 Knee PCL Pull Grade 1 Nelson played through a PCL injury for most of the 2006 college season.

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