The Packers announced on Saturday morning that star wide receiver Jordy Nelson has agreed to a long-term contract extension with the team.
“Jordy Nelson is an outstanding football player and ambassador for the Green Bay Packers. I’m glad to see Jordy will be here for some time. I was just made aware of it on the field. He’s the ultimate pro,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said following Saturday morning’s practice, the first of training camp.
Announcement of the new contract helps the Packers avoid a potential distraction. Nelson was seen high-fiving other players in practice this morning, a practice in which he and quarterback Aaron Rodgers combined to produce several big plays.
“If you can avoid (distractions), that’s a good thing for your football team,” McCarthy said. “Jordy had a heckuva day.”
The news of Nelson’s new contract dovetails with Clay Matthews’ return to practice, following an offseason dedicated to rehab from thumb surgery.
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