"Hard to find the right words:" Aaron Rodgers reacts to Packers decision to release Jordy Nelson

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Packers released veteran wide receiver Jordy Nelson on Tuesday.

Fans, Packers, and other players took to social media to react to the news. Perhaps, the most anticipated reaction from all was that of Aaron Rodgers.

During a press conference on Tuesday evening, General Manager Brian Gutekunst said he spoke with Aaron Rodgers after making the decision to release Nelson and would prefer to keep his reaction to himself.

Rodgers, however, took to Instagram to share a heartfelt tribute to his former teammate.

"Hard to find the right words today to express what 87 means to me. No teammate exemplified what it means to be a packer quite like him. From living in GB full time, his incredible contributions to the city, state, and region, to his consistent, reliable play on the field. Definitely a sad day and the toughest part of this business. There will never be another quite like white lightning," the Instagram post read. 

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