Nelson Gets Three-Year Contract Extension

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Jordy Nelson

The Packers continue to lock up their core players.

The Green Bay Packers have locked up another core player, by giving eventual No. 2 receiver [intlink id=”22″ type=”category”]Jordy Nelson[/intlink] a three-year contract extension.

The extension is worth $12.6 million and will pay the receiver an average of $4.2 million per season. It includes a $3.5 million signing bonus and $5 million in guarantees.

Nelson, who would have become an unrestricted free agent in March, was playing out the final year of his rookie deal. He was making $600,000 before the extension.

The Journal Sentinel provides the rest of the particulars:

In 2012, Nelson has a $1 million base salary, a $1.5 million roster bonus, a per-game roster bonus of $200,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000. His cap salary will be $3.825 million.

In 2013, Nelson has a $2.7 million base salary, a $200,000 per-game roster bonus and a workout bonus of $250,000. His cap salary will be $4.025 million.

In 2014, Nelson has a $2.55 million base salary, a $200,000 per-game roster bonus and a workout bonus of $250,000. His cap salary will be $3.875 million.

Now that the Packers have locked up Nelson and guard [intlink id=”90″ type=”category”]Josh Sitton[/intlink], tight end [intlink id=”209″ type=”category”]Jermichael Finley[/intlink] remains the team’s biggest pending free agent.

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12 Comments on "Nelson Gets Three-Year Contract Extension"

  1. chitter

    Good job, Ted.

    More and more it would seem the Packers will use the Franchise Tag on Finley and look to deal him to some shitty team in the AFC.

  2. Packerfan2008

    unfortunately they don’t have much cap room left for Finley so he is likely to get the boot. and with Raji and Matthews contracts up the next year, its unlikely for them to try to keep him. it’ll be interesting to see how it unfolds.

  3. AZ Pack

    Good sign for the Pack. Jordy is developing into a very consistent receiver for us and will be needed down the road. He is a clutch receiver and was signed at a bargain price for his value.

  4. Ryan

    I love this move. Jordy is a fast receiver with good hands and A-Rodg seems to really like throwing the long ball to him.

    As for J-Mike… Frankly, I’m becoming more and more convinced that the Packers should move on. Is he talented? No question. But his personality does not fit the mold of the down to earth, quiet Packers. Finley loves media attention and is always running his mouth. After Sunday’s game, he called himself the team “playmaker” and said they need to find a way to ensure he gets the ball even when he is double covered.

    Because we are winning, everything is good. But if this team wasn’t winning and he wasn’t getting the ball, major problems could arise. He’s a great player but he has a huge mouth and I’m not sure how well that sits with TT and MM’s philosophy. (Jordy on the other hand fits PERFECTLY well.)

  5. Harry Hood

    One guy like this is fine people, and he’s young. If we deal him, we better get multiple 1st rounds from a HORRIBLE team.

  6. Andy

    good thing they locked up jordy, who’s well on his way to the #2 spot. I hope finley doesn’t go, and i hope he doesn’t want to go, i know moneys important, and he’d get a heck of a lot more money somewhere else, but if he’s into winning he needs to stay put

  7. iltarion

    I think Finley is 50/50 at best. He is all about promoting himself, and I’m sure he’d love a bigger market.

    We have 5 TEs on the team including Quarless and Williams who are also pass catching TEs.

    We won a Super Bowl without him.

  8. Matt

    i don’t see the packers offering him more than 8. you know some dumbass team will give him 12. love the phenom but he’s expendable. they’ll probably pick up a few more tight ends in the draft anyway

  9. John

    I think Finley’s as good as gone. TT does everything for a reason and stocking up on TE’s via the draft has to mean the writing is on the wall.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see Finley stick around. He’s a beast. But, – as previously mentioned – he doesn’t seem to fit well on an unselfish roster and to be perfectly frank, given what we have sitting behind him, he doesn’t seem to be worth the price he’ll command versus, say, a Quarless.

    I think they’ll hit him with the franchise tag (maybe even the transition tag) and trade him for a 2nd and 4th/5th.

    One other possibility is cutting Clifton for the cap space to keep him. With Newhouse emerging in the Falcons game and TT’s history, don’t think it can’t happen…

  10. OldBugger

    Lots of GREAT not-so-athletic-beast TEs have and continue to dominate in that position. That position takes an certain attitude and cleverness to be exceptional, not simply athletic-ability. Imaging having a TE that is 80% of what Jason Witten is – yikes. Is Mr. Finley 80% or more Mr. Witten, yes, but we don’t need more, we need 80% that level, and we still scare everybody. We need coach to mix the plays better for our TEs and RBs. We need to get Randall Cobb out there in the flats, not just Mr. Starks and the occasional Mr. Kuhn. We look like the not-so-bright coach from Detroit that never got Barry Sanders in the open field enough – get Cobbs out there in the open field – have a TE over there to block for Cobb – imagine that (Tampa Bay did it to us).

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