Former wide receiver Jordy Nelson officially retired from the NFL as a Packer on Aug. 4 after signing a one-day contract with Green Bay.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst, who released Nelson shortly after the 2017 season after 10 years with the team, made the announcement.
Nelson will be in Green Bay for a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 13, the team announced.
The 34-year-old Nelson announced his retirement in April after one season with the Oakland Raiders. He caught 63 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns in 2018.
Nelson had 97 grabs for 1,257 yards and a league-high 14 scores in 2016 while coming off a torn ACL, but he posted just 53 catches for 482 yards in 2017, marking a career-low 9.1 yards per catch. In 10 career seasons, he has 613 catches for 8,587 yards and 72 touchdowns.
Teammates with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for a decade in Green Bay, Nelson caught 65 touchdown passes from Rodgers from 2008-17 plus five more scores in the postseason. He and Rodgers teamed to set the all-time franchise record for touchdowns by a quarterback and wide receiver in 2016, totaling 65. They broke the record previously held by Brett Favre and Antonio Freeman.
In Super Bowl XLV, Rodgers was the MVP and Nelson had nine receptions for 140 yards and a TD in a 31-25 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Packers opened the 2019 preseason with a 28-26 victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday, Aug. 8, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
The Packers forced four Texans turnovers as cornerbacks Ka’dar Hollman and Chandon Sullivan both intercepted Houston quarterback Joe Webb.
Packers wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown recovered a muffed Texans punt return in the end zone for a touchdown while Packers safety Raven Green stripped Texans running back Taiwan Jones for a forced fumble as well.
Aaron Rodgers sat out Thursday’s game, leaving DeShone Kizer as the starter. DeKizer finished 8-of-13 for 102 yards and a TD. Tim Boyle went 3-of-5 for 40 yards and two TDs in relief.
Webb played the entire game for Houston, who was without DeShaun Watson and A.J. McCarron. Webb completed 25-of-40 passes for 286 yards and a TD.
Green Bay is at Baltimore at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15.
Linebacker Oren Burks, a projected starter for the Packers, reportedly tore a pectoral muscle, according to multiple reports Saturday.
As a rookie in 2018, he missed the first two games of the season while recovering from a shoulder injury and saw limited action, despite starting four games. He made 24 tackles on the season.
The Packers selected the Vanderbilt product in the third round of last year's draft.
Coach Matt LaFleur said Saturday that he didn't know if Burks would be out long term.
"Honestly, I don't really know anything right now," LaFleur told reporters. "It's kind of wait and see, but I hope not."
Burks, 24, sustained the injury in the first quarter of Thursday’s preseason game against the Houston Texans.