Nelson was released by the Steelers on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports. The veteran wideout finished the season on IR and did not play a single snap for the Steelers prior to his release. It's unclear at this point if a team will take a flier on the oft-injured Nelson given that he's played in all of 18 games over the past three seasons, but his 6-foot-5 frame could be intriguing enough for a team to give him a shot in training camp.
The Steelers reached a contract agreement with wide receiver David Nelson on Wednesday, reports NJ.com. Nelson is a five-year veteran with 138 catches for 1,530 yards and 10 touchdowns over his career.
The Jets have released wide receiver David Nelson, the New York Daily News reports. The move clears a roster spot for Percy Harvin, who was brought over from Seattle in a trade Friday. Nelson caught eight passes for 65 yards in six games this season.
Jets wide receiver David Nelson was limited to only one grab for the fifth time in six appearances in a Week 7 defeat to the Patriots on Thursday. Nelson went the first three quarters without a reception. He came down with an 11-yard grab on the final drive of the night, which led to a blocked field goal as time expired. He was targeted twice in a 27-25 defeat.
The following offensive players have received the green light for the Jets Week 7 at New England: Tight end Jace Amaro (knee), Eric Decker (hamstring), Chris Johnson (ankle) and David Nelson (ankle).
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/03||Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|5||10/09||New York Jets||19||22.75|
|7||10/23||New England Patriots||22||23.78|
|13||12/04||New York Giants||23||23.88|
|3 Year Avg||25||15||163||1||8||10.87||22|