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For Nelson, Respect Comes with Price

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Maybe it will take a pricy contract extension for Jordy Nelson to get the due he deserves as an elite receiver. Because big-time production by itself wasn't getting the job done.

If it takes money to buy respect, Jordy Nelson certainly can afford it. “You want to be respected in this league,” Nelson said after signing a four-year contract extension worth $39 million on Saturday. “People think we’re greedy, we should be playing this game for $100,000 or whatever. It’s like any other business. You’re going to be paid what your value is to this team and in your business. It...

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