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Nelson earns additional $500K for 2014

6:45 PM, Jan. 17, 2014
Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson set career-highs in receptions (85) and receiving yards (1,314) this season and started in all 16 games. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson set career-highs in receptions (85) and receiving yards (1,314) this season and started in all 16 games. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media
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Jordy Nelson remains one of the NFL's better bargains, but the Green Bay Packers will be paying a little more for the veteran receiver's services in 2014.

Nelson added $500,000 to his base salary for next season based on escalators written into the four-year, $13.35 million extension he signed in October 2011. He'll now make $3.05 million base salary and possibly another $450,000 through offseason roster and workout bonuses.

Nelson's incentive was first reported by NFL national writer Brian McIntyre. According to a source with access to the NFL salary database, he could've earned up to ...

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