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Packers receiver Jordy Nelson gets 4-year contract extension

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) makes a 46-yard reception while being covered by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23) during a Dec. 2013 game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT)

The Green Bay Packers gave wide receiver Jordy Nelson contract extension on Saturday.

Nelson's new deal is for four years and worth $39 million, according to reports. CBS Sports reported that it includes an $11.5 million signing bonus and $14.2 million guaranteed.

"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," general manager Ted Thompson said in a statement.

Nelson, 29, was entering the final year of his contract. Last season, he made 85 catches for 1,314 yards with eight touchdowns.

In the last three seasons, Nelson has combined for 202 receptions for 3,322 yards with 30 TDs.

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