A source told NFL Network and Nelson's former teammate James Jones about Nelson's decision Wednesday. Nelson, 33, was a second round pick by the Packers in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played nine years for the Packers, before being released in March 2018.
Nelson signed with the Raiders three days later on a two-year, $15 million contract. The 2014 Pro Bowl selection had 63 catchesf or 739 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games during his 2018 campaign.
Nelson led the league with 14 touchdown catches during his 2016 season in Green Bay. He finishes his 10-year NFL tenure with 8,587 yards and 72 touchdowns on 613 receptions. Nelson won a Super Bowl in 2011 with the Packers.