The New York Jets’ rookie defensive lineman was honored as Mayor for the Day in his hometown of North Charleston, S.C., in February. “I got to dress up, wear a suit,” Sanders said with a big smile. “I really followed (Mayor Keith Summey) all day and did what he did.” Sanders, a 22-year-old criminal-justice major at Troy University, said, “I got the opportunity to see and have the insights on how the city government works and how the mayor does his job and the people that work for him and their jobs.” He joked that some of the meetings were “kind of boring” but said he was intrigued by the budgeting session.
The wide receiver is retiring as a member of the Packers. Nelson, 34, played in Green Bay from 2008 through ’17, winning a Super Bowl, before spending last season with the Raiders. A news conference is set for Tuesday. Nelson, a second-round pick out of Kansas State in 2008, had 550 receptions and 69 touchdown catches in his 10 seasons in Green Bay. He made the Pro Bowl in 2014, missed the 2015 season with a knee injury and was named the 2016 Comeback Player of the Year. He played in 15 games for Oakland last year, finishing with 63 receptions for 739 yards and three TDs.
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