The Packers preseason schedule was released on Wednesday and one game, in particular, may be worth tuning in for. For the third preseason game, Green Bay will travel to Oakland where they will face the all too familiar wideout Jordy Nelson.
It may be a little hard to recognize Nelson at first as he’s changed his number from 87 to 82.
Number 87 is actually being worn by former Packer Jared Cook.
You're bummed if you bought a Gareon Conley jersey last year. He has switched from No. 22 to No. 21…
Also, Jordy Nelson said he didn't want to buy 87 from Jared Cook. New WR takes No. 82. https://t.co/1ZSbtJQ4W1
— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) April 10, 2018
This match-up against the veteran receiver is a welcomed coincidence. It was first reported that Green Bay may not face Oakland again for another two years. Of course, that would be in the regular season.
Typically the third preseason is a chance for regular starters to take more reps. That could mean Packer nation will have more opportunities to watch Nelson lineup across from his former team.
Some fans still mourn the loss of this beloved receiver, but hopefully, this will dull the pain. Nelson stated previously that he only planned on playing one or two more years in the NFL. Meaning this might be Green Bay’s one and only chance to face Nelson.
Like all of the Packers preseason games, the game vs Oakland will not be nationally televised. Now is the time to start thinking about how you plan to watch Nelson play against the Packers.
The #Packers' 2018 preseason opponents are set.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) April 11, 2018
___________________Brandon Carwile was a Cheesehead at birth. His dad grew up attending games at Lambeau and passed on the legacy. Brandon graduated from Longwood University in 2016 with a degree in mass media. He has covered the Packers for over two years and currently works with packerstalk.com. Find him on twitter at @PackerScribe.