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Report: Jordy Nelson agrees to two-year, $15 million deal with Raiders

Posted: 3:29 PM, Mar 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-17 12:57:02Z

The Saints and other interested teams didn’t get to make their pitch for  Jordy Nelson  by getting him to visit. Nelson quickly reached an agreement with the Raiders, James Jones of the NFL Network reports, with Nelson getting $15 million over two seasons with $13 million guaranteed.

Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie has a history with Nelson from his time in Green Bay, and Oakland receivers coach Edgar Bennett served as Nelson’s position coach for seven seasons with the Packers.

News that the Raiders were releasing   Michael Crabtree  signaled the team had a deal for his replacement in Nelson. Oakland will clear $7.7 million in cap space by cutting Crabtree.

Nelson, 32, averaged a career-worst 9.1 yards per catch with only six touchdowns last season with  Aaron Rodgers  missing nine-plus games. The Packers released him earlier this week after agreeing to terms with tight end  Jimmy Graham .

Nelson was scheduled to make $9.25 million in base salary and count $12.5 million against the Packers’ cap. Green Bay asked him to  take a pay cut  before his release.

In nine seasons in Green Bay, Nelson made 550 catches for 7,848 yards and 69 touchdowns.