Is somebody cutting onions?
The Green Bay Packers are in Oakland to play the Raiders in a preseason game Friday evening, but this is no ordinary exhibition contest. All week, much of the attention has been paid to former Packer and new Raiders receiver Jordy Nelson, who left Green Bay for Oakland after the Packers released him in March.
Nelson was the only one of Rodgers’ targets who was in the Packers’ organization during his entire tenure as Green Bay’s starter, and the two were close friends. So it’s no surprise to see the two getting together and connecting on a few practice throws during pregame warmups on Friday:
Swapping receivers for old times' sake.@derekcarrqb → @tae15adams@AaronRodgers12 → @JordyRNelson#GBvsOAK pic.twitter.com/AdjT2hBDCz— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) August 25, 2018
In addition to the Rodgers-Nelson pair, Derek Carr and Davante Adams rekindled their former QB-WR connection as well. The two played college football together at Fresno State, before both were selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. In those two years together they were a prolific duo, as Adams posted 233 receptions for 3,031 yards and a whopping 38 touchdowns.
Of course, Packers fans have far more attachment to the Rodgers-Nelson hookup. Although we’re seeing the two wearing different colors for the first time, it’s nice to see them connect on passes one more time.