The Green Bay Packers added a new piece to their offense on Tuesday, but it also meant letting an old piece go.
The Packers will sign free agent tight end Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal but also released wide receiver Jordy Nelson, according to ESPN.
Graham, 31, was reportedly receiving heavy interest from the Saints and teaming up again with Drew Brees but will instead join the best quarterback in the league with Rodgers.
While Graham’s production dipped with the number of receptions and receiving yards during his tenure with the Seahawks, he still managed to be named to two Pro Bowl teams in the last three seasons.
He remains a crucial red-zone target, catching 10 touchdown passes last season, his first double-digit touchdown season since 2014 when he was with the Saints.
Graham joins an offense that consists of receivers Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and running back Ty Montgomery in addition to Rodgers. The Packers missed the playoffs last year after Rodgers was sidelined for nine games due to a shoulder injury.
Nelson, 32, had been a favorite target of Rodgers over recent years but struggled last season, finishing with just 53 catches for 482 yards and six touchdowns. Cutting him frees up $ 10 million in cap space for the Packers.
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