Friday, 22 March, 2019

Veteran WR Nelson, QB McCarron cut by Raiders

Yes, Jon Gruden gave Jordy Nelson a $3.6 million Christmas gift, but it's not as bad as it sounds Life came at Jordy Nelson pretty fast after NFL tweeted a photo of the WR with Antonio Brown
Cassandra Castillo | 15 March, 2019, 22:54

Remember how Jordy Nelson told WTMJ sister station ESPN Milwaukee he plans on being an Oakland Raider again this year?

The Oakland Raiders made a freaky roster decision with Jordy Nelson.

Nelson's $3 million salary would've become guaranteed on Friday, and there was a $500,000 roster bonus, so they saved some cash and $3.5 million in salary-cap space. Nelson was largely overlooked last season after a slow start, but would rebound with 38 catches over the last five weeks of 2018, third most in the National Football League over that time. According to Ian Rapoport, he was paid $3 million before getting cut loose. He's averaged a whopping 10.2 yards per target throughout his career. In addition to Nelson, veteran wideout Seth Roberts also could be shown the door by the Raiders, who are in full rebuild mode when it comes to the roster.

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Nelson, who turns 34 on May 31, had this to say when asked late a year ago if he planned to play for the Raiders in 2019: "It's not always the player's decision".

He was signed to a two-year, $15 million deal.

That means that Oakland fans will get to see their shiny new wide receiver, Antonio Brown, in the Silver and Black for at least one more season.

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