'Blessed to call Green Bay our home': Jordy Nelson thanks Packers fans on Twitter

Posted: 9:44 AM, Mar 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-23 14:46:58Z

GREEN BAY -- Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson took to Twitter Friday to thank fans for ten years of support.

"Packers fans, my family and I would like to say THANK YOU for your support over the last 10 yrs.," the tweet begins. "We have been blessed to call Green Bay our home and WI will always be a part of our lives."

A fan favorite for years, Nelson was released by the Packers earlier this month . He quickly found a new team, signing a contract with the Oakland Raiders last week.

Nelson has 550 catches for 7,848 yards and 69 touchdowns on his Packers resume, including a league-leading 14 in 2016.

He missed the 2015 season with an injury, and his productivity dropped by 44 receptions, nearly 800 yards and eight touchdowns last year.

Nelson, a 2014 Pro Bowler, was the 2016 NFL Comeback Player of the year after a broken leg which ended his 2015 campaign before it began, an injury in the 2015 preseason against Pittsburgh. He was also first-team All-Pro in 2013 (Pro Football Focus) and 2014 (Sporting News).