Nelson turns 34 on May 31st, and it was his former teammate with Green Bay, James Jones, who first broke the news on Twitter. Nelson was a second-round draft pick of the Packers, and caught 550 passes for 7,848 yards and 69 touchdowns during his time there. He finishes second all-time in Packers franchise history in touchdown catches, third in receptions, and fifth in receiving yards. He also holds the franchise record with Aaron Rodgers for most touchdowns for a receiver-quarterback combo.
The receiver's best season was in 2010, which is when the Packers won the Super Bowl, where he had nine catches for 140 yards and a score against the Pittsburgh Steelers. His career took a bit of an unfortunate turn when he tore his ACL in the 2015 preseason, as he struggled to consistently get back to what he once was. He only made one Pro Bowl, which was in 2014, where he had 98 catches for 1,516 yards, and 13 touchdowns. He was cut by the Packers in March of 2018, and then in one season with the Raiders, had 63 receptions for 739 yards and three touchdowns. The Raiders recently acquired wide receiver Antonio Brown, which ended Nelson's time with the team that will soon be in Las Vegas, and then signaled the end of his career.