Nelson made six tackles (four solo), one interception, two passes defensed, and a fumble recovery during Sunday's win over the Titans.
Nelson brought in his first interception of the 2016 regular season in Week 3 as the rest of the Raiders' defense also took a step forward, limiting the Titans to just 10 points. Rookie Karl Joseph is the new starter at strong safety opposite Reggie Nelson after the benching of Keith McGill, and the duo will look to keep the momentum next week against the Ravens.
Nelson was Oakland's leading tackler for the second straight week, but the defense continues to struggle as they gave up 35 points to the Falcons in their Week 2 tilt. Quarterback Matt Ryan lit up the Raiders' secondary with 396 yards and three touchdowns, while Oakland will look to improve Week 3 against the Titans.
Nelson recorded eight tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's Week 1 win over the Saints.
Nelson tied linebacker Malcolm Smith for the most tackles by any Raider on Sunday, while the team's defense got torched by Drew Brees and the Saints' receivers. Luckily for Oakland, their offense was on point as they came out on top despite giving up over 30 points. Nelson and the rest of the secondary will look to improve when they host the Falcons in a Week 2 matchup.
Nelson (knee) participated in position drills during Monday's practice, ESPN's Paul Gutierrez reports.
It was encouraging to see Nelson partake in some team drills Monday after sitting out of practice the last several weeks. While he still has a ways to go before he's fully recovered, Oakland hasn't ruled out the notion that Nelson could return to the field in time for Week 1. In the event that Nelson isn't ready, Nate Allen would likely fill his void.
|4||10/2/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|14||12/8/16||@ KC||8:25 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ SD||4:25 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
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