GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY/WAOW) — Former Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson is retiring from the NFL.
Nelson’s former Packers teammate, James Jones, made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday morning.
“After more than a decade in the NFL, my brother, former #Packers & #Raiders WR @JordyRNelson is calling it a career. He’s stepping away from the game with more than 8,500 yards…72+ TD’s and as a SB Champion! I’m proud of him and happy for him and his family! #Ese’ #Respect,” Jones tweeted.
Jordy Nelson retires https://t.co/Lh11kuKyYz
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 27, 2019
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 27, 2019
Nelson amassed 613 receptions, 8587 yards over his 10-year career. He was also named the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year in 2016.
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