After Green Bay let Greg Jennings and James Jones walk in consecutive offseasons, Jordy Nelson sits as the elder statesman of the Packers' wide receivers group.

As Nelson enters the final year of his three-year, $12.6 million contract, the Packers prioritized extending him to a long-term deal, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported in February. On Tuesday, the receiver said that while no contract is imminent, he expects talks to heat up before the start of the season.

"Obviously you want to get it done as soon as possible," said Nelson, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "But there are a lot of other people that are involved in that. It's a process and we'll just have to wait and see how it goes.

"I guess I'm more focused on hoping it gets done before we get to that."

Nelson acknowledged that deals tend to get done closer to training camp. He also understands that the team must get his contract finished so they can extend other players (like fellow receiver Randall Cobb).