Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Oakland Raiders cut Jordy Nelson after paying receiver's roster bonus

Oakland Raiders cut Jordy Nelson after paying receiver's roster bonus

The two sides agreed to a deal for a new lease, and the Coliseum Stadium Authority board voted unanimously on Friday to approve the extension.

For Nelson, this gives him a chance to be a legitimate No. 3 wide receiver for the Silver and Black behind both Brown, and Tyrell Williams.

The Raiders released wide receiver Jordy Nelson and quarterback A.J. McCarron, they announced Thursday afternoon.

Nelson's 64 yards from scrimmage a year ago were a career-low for him after he had 299, 568 and 508 in his first three seasons, respectively.

Remember how Jordy Nelson told WTMJ sister station ESPN Milwaukee he plans on being an Oakland Raider again this year? The team explored the possibility of playing this fall at other venues in the Bay Area, including Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara and Oracle Park in San Francisco.


The Raiders will pay $7.5 million for nine home games (they have a "home" game scheduled for London), along with $750,000 in parking arrears, for 2019.

McKibben said, "They did their window shopping but they realized they had a good deal here", even if the new lease is less favorable to the Raiders than previous leases.

The Oakland Raiders will play at least one more year in their longtime home.

Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders are looking like they will be taking some big shots downfield next season.

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