Packers Will Face Jordy Nelson in 2018

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.

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.


Brandon Carwile was a Cheesehead at birth. His dad grew up attending games at Lambeau and passed on the legacy. He has covered the Packers for over five years and currently works with Find him on twitter at @PackerScribe.