Nelson posted two receptions (on four targets) for 30 yards during Sunday's 38-19 loss in Atlanta.

Nelson jumped John Brown in terms of snap count in Week 12 -- 37 versus 26 -- but there's a logical explanation. Brown was removed from the contest due to an unknown hamstring injury. Barely surpassing Brown's one catch for 19 yards, Nelson's usage has waned in four consecutive games, as has his output. Over the past three contests, Nelson has reeled in a miserable five of 15 passes for 59 yards, indicating that Carson Palmer's deep shots have been awry during that stretch.

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