Packers notes: Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson make visits; Kentrell Brice signs with Bucs
GREEN BAY - Monday mornings are always difficult, but this one was a little bit more painful than usual for Green Bay Packers fans.
Longtime Packers receivers and fan favorites Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson are visiting suitors across the league, according to reports from ESPN.
Nelson, 33, heads to Seattle to visit the Seahawks on Tuesday. He has also drawn interest from the New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs. The Oakland Raiders are reportedly interested in bringing him back, potentially for a lower cost, after they cut him March 14.
SILVERSTEIN: Brian Gutekunst gets aggressive despite risks
The likelihood of the Packers signing unrestricted free agent Cobb to a new deal is low. In his contract year, Cobb missed six games with a hamstring injury. Green Bay is in the market for a prototypical slot receiver to replace Cobb next season.
In one year with the Raiders, Nelson started 14 games and played 15. He had 63 receptions for 739 yards and three touchdowns.
Nelson started his career in Green Bay when the Packers drafted him in the second round with the 36th pick of the 2008 NFL draft. The Packers released Nelson after 10 years following the 2017 season.
Kentrell Brice bound for Tampa Bay
Former Packers safety Kentrell Brice is bound for a warmer climate in Tampa Bay after he signed a one-year contract with the Buccaneers, who announced the decision Monday.
The Packers decided not to tender Brice as a restricted free agent by March 13, allowing him to explore the market. The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts were reportedly also interested in the safety.
Through three seasons in Green Bay, Brice, 24, started 14 games and played 36. Ten of those starts came last year. He amassed one interception, six passes defensed, 91 tackles and one sack across all three seasons.
Brice began his NFL career with the Packers when he signed as an undrafted rookie out of Louisiana Tech in 2016.
His departure marks the second of the Packers’ 2018 secondary, the first being Bashaud Breeland’s signing with Kansas City. Safeties Eddie Pleasant, Ibraheim Campbell and cornerback Davon House are unrestricted free agents. Although the Packers have not announced their plans for the three, PackersNews learned that the team would like to bring Campbell back next season.