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GREEN BAY, Wis. After identifying Jordy Nelson as a marquee early in the offseason, the Green Bay Packers locked up the 29 year old receiver with a four year contract extension on Saturday.

NFL Network reported that Nelson received a four year,
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That means he’ll be under Packers’ control for five seasons with the contract paying him $42.5 million if he plays the deal out for an average salary of $8,
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It’s a large increase over the three year, $12.6 million extension he agreed to during the 2011 season, which included a $3.5 million signing bonus.

Nelson is coming off a career year in which caught 85 passes for 1,314 years and eight touchdowns while playing in all 16 regular season games.

A second round pick in 2008, Nelson has eclipsed 65 receptions and 1,200 yards receiving in two of the last three seasons (2011, 2013).

“Jordy’s hard work and dedication has made him a good player, teammate and a core member of this team. We are pleased to come to an agreement that will extend his Packers career,
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In 2013, Nelson became just the fourth player in franchise history to register at least 85 receptions and 1,300 receiving yards in the same season. He ranks No. 6 in the league with 30 touchdown receptions since 2011 and No. 5 in the NFL (min. 125 receptions) over that span with a 16.4 yard receiving average.

The Packers had $13 million left in salary cap room after allowing key players like receiver James Jones and center Evan Dietrich Smith walk during free agency to remain flexible under the cap. They went a similar route with Greg Jennings following the 2012 season, as well.

They still have to address receiver Randall Cobb, who’s in the final year of his contract, but Packers coach Mike McCarthy was pleased to have Nelson in the fold for the foreseeable future. The contract runs through the 2019 season,
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“It’s something everybody is excited about,” McCarthy said. “I’m glad to see Jordy will be here for some time ? I know Jordy is so consistent. He shows up every day and performs at a very high level consistently. He’s the ultimate pro.”

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