Raiders Cut A.J. McCarron, Jordy Nelson

Annette Crawford
March 15, 2019

The Oakland Raiders made a freakish roster decision with Jordy Nelson.

With the Raiders in 2018, Nelson played a featured wide receiver position that perhaps he might not had with Green Bay after having approximately half the receptions and touchdowns he had in 2017 compared to 2016. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden originally said the receiver would return to the team.

"Normally, when you hand out a bonus for next year's season, there's a pretty good chance those guys are coming back", Gruden told reporters December 28.

Nelson would have been battling for field time with Brown and Tyrell Williams, who also was just signed by the Raiders.

The Packers drafted Nelson in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Kansas State.

Nelson, 26, played each of his first four National Football League seasons in Arizona after the Cardinals drafted him in the fifth round (159th overall) in 2015.

Nelson, who turns 34 on May 31, had this to say when asked late previous year if he planned to play for the Raiders in 2019: "It's not always the player's decision".

The only other quarterback employed by the Raiders is Nathan Peterman, who's signed to a reserve/future contract. He spent last season with the team and was active for all 16 contests.

McCarron served as Derek Carr's backup last season, playing in two games and throwing three passes.

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