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Packers lock up WR Nelson with three-year extension

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Green Bay wideout Jordy Nelson agreed to a contract extension with the Packers that will make him the 27th highest paid receiver in the NFL, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday.

The deal, first reported by ESPN, runs for three years, will pay Nelson $12.6 million and includes a $3.5 million signing bonus. The Journal Sentinel reported the bonus is the only change this season for Nelson, who will continue to play this season under his perviously agreed upon $600,000 base salary.

"Number one, very happy for Jordy Nelson personally," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. "He's earned everything that he's accomplished up to this point. ... Looking forward to many years in common with Jordy Nelson; very happy with him as a football player."

Nelson, a fourth-year player out of Kansas State, was one of the Packers' heroes during their Super Bowl run last season. He has 15 catches for 292 yards and three touchdowns in four games this year.

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