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5 Reasons Why Green Bay Packers Re-Signed Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson: 5 Reasons Why Green Bay Packers Re-Signed Wide Receiver

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With their decision to re-sign (extend) Jordy Nelson on a four-year, $39 million deal, the Green Bay Packers have made it clear that they don't view quite all of their receivers as expendable, replaceable parts. Here are 5 reasons why the Packers chose to keep Nelson around.

5. Nelson's Presence in the Locker Room

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5. Nelson's Presence in the Locker Room

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Nelson is one of Green Bay's many homegrown players, and he is by all accounts a consistently positive presence in the locker room. This is a particularly important trait for a wide receiver when his quarterback is somewhat ornery and sensitive, as many suggest Aaron Rodgers is.

4. Championship Experience

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4. Championship Experience

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All else being equal, you take the player who's won it all over the player who hasn't. Nelson was with the Packers for their Super Bowl win in 2010, going for 140 yards and a touchdown in the clincher against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

3. Bargain Contract

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3. Bargain Contract

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The extension itself is a great deal for Green Bay as far as the financial aspect is concerned. Nelson is unquestionably one of the NFL's elite receivers, yet he's making essentially the same amount as Greg Jennings and Pierre Garcon.

2. Nelson's Talent

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2. Nelson's Talent

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It often seems like Nelson has glue on his hands; the ball just sticks there as soon as he puts them up. He's not a burner, but he's very agile and may very well be the NFL's best at hauling in back-shoulder throws.

1. Chemistry With Aaron Rodgers

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1. Chemistry With Aaron Rodgers

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Nelson is clearly Rodgers' favorite receiver, and you can see why; the types of throws that Rodgers loves making are the ones that Nelson excels at bringing in for catches. The on-field connection that these two have developed is basically unstoppable in light of the fact that opposing defenses also need to worry about threats like Eddie Lacy and Randall Cobb at the same time.

Sean Sarcu is a Chicago Blackhawks writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.