Patriots reportedly among teams interested in WR Jordy Nelson

Patriots reportedly among teams interested in WR Jordy Nelson

After being one of the best receivers in Green Bay Packers history Nelson spent a year ago with the Raiders and although he didn't get a ton of attention it was still a solid season.

Nelson, in his 12th season, spent his first nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers.

Just like every other team across the league, the Seahawks certainly have a few areas in need of improvement if this is going to have any chance of happening, one of which is arguably the wide receiver position. In 10 career seasons, he has 613 catches for 8,587 yards and 72 touchdowns.

Throughout his career, Russell Wilson has always been the kind of quarterback that makes the players around him better, but also there's only so much he can do on his own without the proper supporting cast.

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Still, assuming Nelson doesn't have any visits scheduled on Monday and actually makes it to Seattle on his free agent tour, Schneider and the Seahawks hope to be able to make something happen this time around. After losing Chris Conley to free agency, K.C. could use a veteran receiver for depth and to fill in as a starter if Tyreek Hill or Sammy Watkins were to miss time. But he finished strong for the Oakland Raiders in 2018, with 38 receptions on 48 targets over the final five games, and appeared to have something left at 33 years old.

So far, the Patriots have signed receivers Bruce Ellington and Maurice Harris.

Nelson, however, would be immediately relevant in the competition for a starting role among receivers Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett and, if the Patriots can retain him in restricted free agency, Josh Gordon.