Packers to sign Jimmy Graham, cutting Jordy Nelson


The Green Bay Packers are signing arguably the best tight end in free agency while parting ways with one of their most experienced team leaders.

The Packers are expected to sign former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal when the free-agent signing period begins Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, sources informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. In a related move, the Packers released veteran wide receiver Jordy Nelson.


“We cannot thank Jordy enough for all that he has given the Green Bay Packers and our community for the past 10 years,” Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said. “He has been an exemplary professional and teammate and greatly contributed to our success. Jordy will always be a member of the Packers family and we look forward to his eventual induction into the Packers Hall of Fame. We wish Jordy, his wife Emily, and the rest of their family all the best.”

Graham was ranked No. 21 on NFL.com’s Top 101 Free Agents of 2018. In addition to the Packers, the New Orleans Saints —

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