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Jordy Nelson wants play another two, three seasons

Jordy Nelson is not done playing football just yet.

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Jordy Nelson does not know what the future holds for him when it comes to his NFL career. The Green Bay Packers wide receiver will be a free agent after the 2018 season and there have even been talks among experts about him being cut before this season due to his salary cap number set at $12.5 million. But even if Nelson is cut by the Packers or is not re-signed by the team after this upcoming season, that doesn't mean his NFL career is over. Mick Garry of the Argus Leader in South Dakota spoke to Nelson this week and he said he had a few more years left in him.

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“Hopefully I can play a couple more years,” Nelson said. “I think three would be my max. In this business, it all depends on the team and what they want to do. I know I’m excited about playing next year, but I’m looking forward to going back to the farm, too. It’s a great way to raise a family.”

Nelson will be 33 in May and he's coming off a disappointing season, recording 53 receptions for 428 yards and six touchdowns. Those numbers aren't all his fault because Aaron Rodgers missed more than half of the 2017 season, so Nelson will likely have a better season in 2018. That said, Nelson is at the back-end of his career and the team will have to start planning for the future. Odds are Nelson will sign an extension to end his career with the Packers, but that's not a guarantee because Randall Cobb, Clay Matthews, Jake Ryan, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Ty Montgomery will also be free agents in 2019.

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