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Jordy Nelson gets deserved respect from Green Bay Packers

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Jordy Nelson got everything he wanted in signing a contract extension with the Green Bay Packers on Saturday.

Nelson agreed to terms on a four-year extension that will pay him $39 million, which includes an $11.5 million signing bonus. He wanted a deal that would have paid him an average of $10 million per season.

Nelson was in the final year of a three-year, $12.6 million deal he signed in 2011.

His $4.2 million per season average was 34th among all receivers in the NFL, and that wasn't good enough for him, especially after coming off a career year in which he 85 receptions for 1,314 yards and eight touchdowns.

In the three years since signing the original deal, Nelson has 202 catches for 3,322 yards and 30 touchdowns and has become one of the most productive receivers in the NFL.

"It's exciting, obviously it's something everyone wants to get done, especially like I said a while back about training camp," Nelson told "My wife and I are excited to be here, and hopefully I'll be able to finish my career here, finish this out and be done."

Coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers are also happy to have Nelson locked in for a longer term now.

Nelson has become Rodgers' prime target and helps spread the field for the potent passing game of the Packers.

In his six-year career, Nelson has 4,590 receiving yards and 36 touchdown catches.

"Jordy Nelson is an outstanding football player and a great ambassador for the Green Bay Packers," Mike McCarthy said in a press conference. "Obviously an excellent family man. It's something that everybody's excited about and [I'm] glad to see Jordy will be here for some time. I was just made aware of it on the field. Hey, Jordy's so consistent and he shows up each and every day, performs at a very high level consistently and he's the ultimate pro."

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