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Packers lock up star receiver

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Packers on Saturday signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension that nfl.com reported is for four years and $39 million with an $11.5 million signing bonus.

Nelson, 29, a Kansas native who attended Kansas State and was a second-round pick in 2008, posted career bests of 85 catches and 1,314 yards last season.

"Now he can buy all the land in Kansas," Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said.

"I'm very happy."

Nelson will make $3.5 million this season before the extension kicks in. He said he realizes this is a business but never considered holding out.

"I don't like the word 'worth,' " Nelson said, interrupting a reporter who used it in a question. "I don't think any of us are worth this money. But it's your value and the business we're a part of."

Pounceys suit: Maurkice (a Steelers center) and Mike (Dolphins guard) Pouncey will countersue for malicious prosecution and defamation over a lawsuit filed by a woman, according to the twins' lawyer. According to the original lawsuit, a woman was attacked by the former Florida Gators during their birthday party at a Miami nightclub.

Bills: Tony Moeaki, competing to start at tight end, will miss "significant" time with a hamstring injury, coach Doug Marrone said. But the coach said he expects Moeaki to be ready by late in training camp.

Chiefs: Sean McGrath, 26, whose 26 catches led the team's tight ends last season, retired, coach Andy Reid said. No reason was disclosed.

Colts: The team confirmed backup running back Vick Ballard has a torn left Achilles tendon and will miss the season. Ballard, who last season played just one game because of a torn right ACL, was hurt Thursday when he fell while trying to catch a pass.

49ers: Backup running back Kendall Hunter was diagnosed with a torn right ACL and will miss the season. He was hurt Friday while cutting during a noncontact drill.

Jaguars: Receiver Cecil Shorts will miss at least two weeks with a strained right hamstring.

Packers lock up star receiver 07/26/14 [Last modified: Saturday, July 26, 2014 8:31pm]
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