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Top Corey Nelson News

  • Broncos' Corey Nelson: Will hit free agency

    The Broncos do not intend to re-sign Nelson (biceps) for 2020, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

    Nelson appeared in just seven contests in 2019, notching 10 tackles (four solo), before suffering a season-ending torn bicep. Now set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, he'll focus his attention on making a full recovery before looking to earn a reserve role elsewhere in the league.

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  • Broncos' Corey Nelson: Moves to IR

    The Broncos placed Nelson (biceps) on injured reserve Friday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

    Nelson suffered a torn bicep during Week 8's loss to the Colts, the second such injury of his career. He underwent surgery to address the issue Wednesday, and he'll now turn his full attention towards recovering in time for the 2020 season. Across seven games this season, Nelson notched 10 tackles (four solo) and played 95 snaps on special teams.

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  • Broncos' Corey Nelson: Done for season

    Nelson suffered a torn bicep in Sunday's loss to the Colts and is out for the season, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

    This is the second time Nelson has suffered a torn bicep in his career, as he injured his other arm in 2017 and was forced to miss the second half of the season. Per Jhabvala, Nelson is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday, effectively ending his season. Josey Jewell and Joseph Jones are the only healthy depth linebackers currently left on the roster.

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  • Broncos' Corey Nelson: Comes back to Broncos

    Nelson signed with the Broncos on Monday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

    Nelson was drafted by the Broncos out of Oklahoma in 2014 and was a core special-teams contributor, but he left in free agency with the hope of getting more time on defense. That didn't work out as he bounced around in 2018, eventually playing in one game for the Falcons. He recorded 12 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in the preseason for Tampa Bay and should get some opportunities at inside linebacker, where Denver has been shaky behind starters Josey Jewell and Todd Davis (calf).

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  • Corey Nelson: Cut by Buccaneers

    Nelson was released by Tampa Bay on Friday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

    Nelson has played in just six games over the last two seasons and was competing for a depth linebacker role in Tampa Bay. He becomes a free agent now that he's been released.

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  • Buccaneers' Corey Nelson: Forces fumble in preseason

    Nelson logged a tackle and forced a fumble in Friday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.

    Nelson forced the fumble on a punt return, but Miami recovered and managed to return 26 yards. In all, he saw 24 defensive snaps and five on special teams. The 27-year-old seems over the knee issue that kept him out of practice earlier in the week.

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  • Buccaneers' Corey Nelson: Battling knee injury

    Nelson hasn't been able to practice due to a knee injury, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

    It's unclear as to when Nelson suffered the injury. It remains to be seen whether he'll be cleared to suit up for Friday night's preseason matchup with the Dolphins.

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  • Buccaneers' Corey Nelson: Signs with Tampa Bay

    Nelson signed a reserve/future contract with the Buccaneers on Thursday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

    Nelson played one game with the Falcons in 2018, logging 18 snaps on special teams without a defensive statistic before parting ways with the team. The 26-year-old spent the first four seasons of his career with the Broncos and will now attempt to carve out a depth role in Tampa Bay.

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  • Corey Nelson: Reaches injury settlement

    Nelson (calf) and the Falcons came to terms on an injury settlement Saturday.

    Nelson spent four seasons with the Broncos before joining the Eagles. He has logged six starts in 53 games during his career. During that time he recorded 95 tackles, six pass defenses, one sack and one fumble recovery. He will now be free to look for a new opportunity once his health allows it.

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  • Falcons' Corey Nelson: Won't play versus Saints

    Nelson (calf) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Saints, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Nelson suited up for just one game this season but didn't play a defensive snap. His absence will mainly hurt the team's depth, as Kemal Ishmael is the only healthy reserve linebacker.

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  • Falcons' Corey Nelson: Banged up in practice

    Nelson (calf) limped off the practice field Wednesday with support from a member of the Falcons' training staff, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

    A potential injury to the recently signed Nelson is troubling news, as Atlanta is extremely thin at linebacker as it is -- sixth-round rookie Foye Oluokun is stepping into the starting lineup this week with Deion Jones (foot) being placed on injured reserve recently. Nelson provides a veteran presence to a Falcons' linebacking corps that has only one healthy player with more than six career starts (De'Vondre Campbell). Nelson's best season came in 2016 when he picked up 61 combined tackles and five pass deflections across 16 games (six starts) for the Broncos.

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  • Falcons' Corey Nelson: Lands with Falcons

    Nelson signed a contract with Atlanta on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Nelson provides the Falcons with depth at the linebacker position while Deion Jones (foot) works through injury. The 26-year-old has been a solid special teams and rotational option throughout his NFL career, and he could be in line for an immediate role in Atlanta's defense.

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  • Corey Nelson: Released by Eagles

    Nelson was released by the Eagles on Sunday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Nelson played in 53 games for the Broncos the past four years and was looking to compete for a starting role in Philadelphia when he signed with the Eagles back in March. However, the team wasn't impressed with his performance and cut ties with him. Look for LaRoy Reynolds and Jaboree Williams to see extra snaps at outside linebacker now that Nelson has been released.

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  • Eagles' Corey Nelson: Plays 26 snaps on defense

    Nelson (elbow) recorded one tackle while playing 26 defensive snaps during Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots.

    Nelson missed the second half of last season with a torn biceps but now appears fully healthy. The 26-year-old also played 12 snaps on special teams, where he is likely to be a regular contributor if he cracks the Eagles' 53-man roster.

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  • Corey Nelson: Intends to sign with Eagles

    Nelson (elbow) is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Eagles, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Nelson has been a solid special teams contributor and depth option at tight end for the Broncos the past four seasons. In that time, Nelson managed 88 tackles, six passes defensed, one sack and one fumble recovery.

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  • Broncos' Corey Nelson: Done for season with torn biceps

    Nelson suffered a biceps tear near his elbow during Wednesday's practice and will be placed on injured reserve, Nick Kosmider and Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

    Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said Nelson would undergo surgery next week, ending his season. Nelson has been playing in a reserve role all season, so his injury won't make waves in IDP settings.

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  • Broncos' Corey Nelson: Active for Sunday' game

    Nelson (ankle) is active for Sunday's tilt with the Bengals.

    Nelson serves as a reserve linebacker behind Brandon Marshall so it isn't likely he sees the field too much on Sunday, but his active status is a reassuring sign for the team.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 226 lbs
Birthplace: Dallas, TX, USA
Age: 29
School: Oklahoma
Experience: 6