The wide receiver might have to wait in line.
Nelson has one year at $2.5 million left on his contract. He is due a big raise.
Entering his seventh season, Nelson has become one of quarterback Aaron Rodgers' favorite targets. The 28-year-old receiver has size, great hands and is one of the best difficult-pass catchers in the NFL.
The Packers generally keep the players they set out to re-sign. Green Bay sits north of $27 million in projected caps space this season. Along with remaking the defense, general manager Ted Thompson will spend his offseason working to lock up Rodgers' talented offensive weapons.