Pieces in the NFL have been moving at a rampant speed the past week or two and two players that were let go by their respective teams have found a new home in Oakland. Both Jordy Nelson and Doug Martin will be joining the Raiders and new head coach Jon Gruden, improving their wide receiver core and added running back depth with the move.
Nelson has agreed to a 2-year, $15 million dollar deal with Raider Nation, with $13 million guaranteed. Details about the deal with Martin are known as of yet.
Unfortunately, with Jordy coming into the fold, Michael Crabtree is the odd man out, as the Raiders cut him to relieve $7.68 million in salary cap space. Crabtree was due $7 and $7.5 million for the next two seasons.
Last season, Nelson saw his production go down to career lows. He finished the year with 53 catches for 482 yards, only catching only 6 touchdowns. His tenure in Green Bay lasted 10 seasons, with him and Aaron Rodgers becoming the best quarterback-receiver duo in Packers history, holding the record for most touchdowns with 65.
Nelson will try to resurrect his career with Derek Carr at the helm, hopefully channeling his 2016 season form.