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NFL Free Agency Rumors: Former Packers WR Jordy Nelson will visit Seahawks

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The former Packer could be going to an NFC rival.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

While Randall Cobb is in Dallas to meet with the Cowboys about a possible free agent contract this week, another former Green Bay Packers wide receiver is visiting a rival NFC team in the hopes of finding a new deal. The latter is Jordy Nelson, and after a one-year stop with the Oakland Raiders he found himself back on the market after Oakland released him in recent days.

Now, Nelson has a plane ticket booked to head up the West coast for a visit with the Seattle Seahawks. ESPN’s Adam Schefter had the news first of the visit, which is apparently scheduled to take place on Tuesday.

In addition to this meeting the Seahawks, Nelson has apparently also seen a handful of other teams show interest in him so far. Schefter mentioned four teams specifically in that group: the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Tennessee Titans, and oddly the Raiders, who just released him. It is notable that the Packers do not appear on this list; for now it seems that Nelson is not in their plans for 2019.

Nelson caught 63 passes last season in a Raiders uniform, turning that into 739 yards (11.7 average) and three touchdowns. It was a step up from his overall production in 2017, when he averaged just 9.1 yards per reception and had a career-low catch rate of 60.2 percent.