J.J. Nelson

#15 WR / Indianapolis Colts / EXP: 5YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 160 lb Age: 29 College: UAB Bye 14

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    Colts' J.J. Nelson: Shifts to IR

    The Indianapolis Colts placed J.J. Nelson (groin) on injured reserve Friday.Nelson was a rotational contributor for the Cardinals from 2015-18, but in 2019 he logged only two games with the Raiders, and in 2020 he failed to make San Francisco's roster. Now on IR due to a groin injury picked up early during training camp, the veteran speedster's chances of reestablishing a role in the NFL are looking increasingly slim.

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    Colts' J.J. Nelson: Signs with Indy

    J.J. Nelson has signed a reserve/future contract with the Indianapolis Colts.A 2015 fifth-round pick, Nelson spent his first four seasons with the Cardinals, catching 81 passes for 1,439 yards and 10 touchdowns in 56 regular-season games. He made just two appearances for the Raiders in 2019 and then was released by the 49ers in September 2020, so it won't be easy for the veteran speedster to reestablish himself in the NFL. Nelson ran a 4.28-second 40-yard dash back in 2015, but he's probably lost a step or two as he approaches his 29th birthday in April.

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    J.J. Nelson: Quick exit from practice squad

    J.J. Nelson, who was signed to Buffalo's practice squad Friday, was let go Monday, Dante Lasting of the Bills' official site reports.The Bills finally recruited Kenny Stills to serve as depth for the playoffs, so with that move and the addition of Josh Allen's former Wyoming teammate Tanner Gentry, there was no room left at the inn for Nelson.

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    J.J. Nelson: Heading to Buffalo

    J.J. Nelson (knee) signed with the Bills' practice squad Friday.The 28-year-old was let go by the 49ers with an injury settlement after training camp, and he'll now receive an opportunity with the Bills. Nelson could provide depth at wide receiver with Cole Beasley (knee) potentially unavailable this weekend.

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    J.J. Nelson: Receives injury settlement

    The 49ers cut J.J. Nelson (knee) with an injury settlement Sunday, Kyle Madson of USA Today reports.Nelson linked up with the 49ers mid-August, but he quickly suffered a knee injury that carried a recovery timetable between two weeks and a month. The team placed him on IR, but now having received an injury settlement, the speedy wideout will be free to sign with another organization as soon as he's fully healthy.

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    49ers' J.J. Nelson: Shifts to IR

    J.J. Nelson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.Nelson was expected to miss somewhere between two weeks and a month, and according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, this could mark the end of Nelson's short stint with San Francisco, as the team will likely cut him with an injury settlement once he's healthy. The 28-year-old wide receiver wasn't expected to have a major role on offense, but he was expected to be a returner.

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    49ers' J.J. Nelson: Will miss 2-4 weeks

    J.J. Nelson is slated to miss two weeks to a month due to a knee injury, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.Though Nelson wasn't necessarily ticketed for a big role in the San Francisco 49ers offense, his absence further taxes the depth of the team's banged-up wideout corps. Once he's back, the speedster will look top carve out a depth pass-catcher/return role with San Francisco.

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    49ers' J.J. Nelson: Officially links up with Niners

    J.J. Nelson signed a contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.Nelson, who has compiled 100 total yards over the past two seasons with the Cardinals and Raiders, was once regarded as one of the fastest players in the NFL and makes for an intriguing specialist in the Niners' passing game given the team's reliance on motioning wide receivers to set up different plays. Deebo Samuel, who is expected to miss all of training camp as he recovers from offseason foot surgery, posted 159 rushing yards across 14 carries last season in a similar role, although Nelson could also earn a spot on the 53-man roster as a return specialist after Travis Benjamin opted out of the 2020 campaign.

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    J.J. Nelson: In line to join 49ers

    The 49ers plan to sign J.J. Nelson, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.The 49ers also plan to sign Tavon Austin, as the team looks to add wideout depth given that both Deebo Samuel (foot) and Richie James (wrist) are dealing with injury issues. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound Nelson hasn't put up much production over the past two seasons, but during his first few years in the league with the Cardinals (2015-2017), the speedster demonstrated a degree of bog-play upside.

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    J.J. Nelson: Works out in Houston

    J.J. Nelson (knee) had a workout with the Texans on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.Nelson played only two of the first five games of the season due to the knee injury before being released by the Raiders on Oct. 10. The 27-year-old now appears healthy and will attempt to find a new team. Nelson could provide a deep threat if he joins the Texans with Will Fuller (hamstring) likely out multiple weeks.

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