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Jordy Nelson | WR | Green Bay Packers
Posted: 9/17/2014 12:02am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has targeted WR Jordy Nelson 30 times in two games so far this year. Rodgers has never targeted one of his wideouts more than 8.3 times per game in a season.
Huddle Up: Nelson's 30 targets are 5 more than the next closest player (Ravens' WR Steve Smith Sr.). This rate will decline, of course, and probability also says Nelson has already put up his best yardage total (a career-high 209 in Week 2) of the season. All this makes him a prime sell-high candidate if you need help at other positions, but if not, you're locking Nelson in your lineup until the Pack's Week 9 bye or -- forbid -- he gets hurt.

Posted: 7/26/2014 1:47pm et
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson signed a four-year, $39 million extension with $14.2 million guaranteed, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Packers wanted to keep at least some of their receiving corps intact for Aaron Rodgers after losing Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, and James Jones the past few seasons. With Nelson locked in, the Pack can turn their focus to free agent-to-be Randall Cobb.

Posted: 6/4/2014 12:39am et
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson believes he could sign a contract extension with the team soon. Nelson is currently in the final season of a three-year, $12.6 million contact extension he signed in 2011.
Huddle Up: Nelson hit career highs in catches (85) and yards (1,314) last season and there's no reason to think he can't approach those figures again with a healthier Aaron Rodgers under center.

Posted: 2/22/2014 9:06pm et
The Green Bay Packers are working on a contract extension with WR Jordy Nelson, but there is no timetable to get a deal done at this point.
Huddle Up: With Aaron Rodgers locked up for the foreseeable future, it makes sense for Green Bay to keep his receiving corps stacked as well. Both Nelson and Randall Cobb are in line for extensions, giving the Packers' front office something to do this offseason.

Posted: 2/20/2014 5:04pm et
The Green Bay Packers view an extension with WR Jordy Nelson as a priority over one for WR Randall Cobb, according to a person with knowledge of the team's plans. Nelson has a year and $2.5 million left on his deal. Cobb has expressed that he'd like to remain in Green Bay.
Huddle Up: Nelson has led the Pack in receptions, yards and TD catches in 2 of the last 3 years with Cobb setting the pace in 2012, and that may be the deciding factor for the team, which may lose wideout James Jones in free agency this season.

Posted: 10/20/2013 12:19am et
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson said he would be surprised if Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden does not shadow him during the team's Week 7 game. Nelson said he does not believe he will be double covered during the game.
Huddle Up: With Randall Cobb out and James Jones likely to miss Sunday's game as well, Haden will shadow Nelson while the rest of the Browns' defense tries to take away Aaron Rodgers' other options. Still, expect Nelson to be targeted heavily against Cleveland even with one of the NFL's top corners covering him.