NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 37 3.0 0 0 0
Post Season 1 0.0 0 0 0

Top Anthony Nelson News

  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Exits playoff game

    Nelson is questionable to return to Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Lions due to an elbow injury, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    The backup linebacker did not record a stat before exiting. Nelson recorded 40 tackles, including 3.0 sacks, and a pass defensed in 16 regular-season games, along with one tackle in Tampa Bay's wild-card playoff win over Philadelphia.

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  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Records sack in Week 8 loss

    Nelson tallied four solo tackles, including a sack and an additional tackle for loss, in the Buccaneers' 24-18 loss to the Bills on Thursday.

    The fifth-year linebacker returned from a one-game absence due to a concussion in Week 7 but logged only 18 snaps. However, he was back to 25 snaps on defense Thursday and matched his season high in tackles while also recording his first sack since Week 1. As a rotational linebacker, Nelson retains only marginal value in deep fantasy formats that feature IDPs.

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  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Back in action

    Nelson (concussion) is active Week 7 against Atlanta.

    Nelson sat out last week against Detroit but logged full practices each day this week en route to clearing the league's concussion protocol. Through the first four games of the year, Nelson had accumulated just eight combined tackles, so the reserve linebacker is only on the IDP radar in the deepest of formats.

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  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Officially questionable for Sunday

    Nelson (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus Atlanta, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    Despite practicing in full all week, Nelson will carry a questionable tag into the weekend. It's possible there are outstanding steps for him to fully clear the league's concussion protocol, and if he can't play in Week 7, it would open up more chances for Cam Gill to rush the passer.

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  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Officially inactive

    Nelson (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Lions, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    As expected, Nelson will be unavailable after being listed as doubtful. In his absence, YaYa Diaby, Markees Watts and Cam Gill could see increased snaps versus Detroit.

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  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Deemed doubtful

    Nelson has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lions due to a concussion, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    Nelson was apparently in concussion protocol all week, although he was a full participant at practice. His doubtful designation indicates he is not trending toward clearing the league's protocols prior to kickoff Sunday. Still, final confirmation on his status is unlikely to come until a few hours before game time. With Shaquil Barrett (illness) considered questionable, the Bucs could be spread a little thin on the edge. Thus, YaYa Diaby, Markees Watts and Cam Gill have the potential to see increased workloads.

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  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Ready to play at Minnesota

    Nelson (hamstring) was a full participant at practice Friday ahead of Sunday's game at the Vikings, Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports.

    After limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday, Nelson got in a full practice Friday ahead of Tampa Bay's regular-season opener. He'll try to improve on the career-high 5.5 sacks he recorded last season.

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  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Stays with Tampa

    Nelson re-signed with the Buccaneers on Thursday.

    Nelson was a steady contributor on the Bucs' defense in 2022, setting career highs across the board in his fourth NFL season. He should remain a regular part of the team's linebacker corps next season.

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  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Career-best season in '22

    Nelson totaled 46 tackles (26 solo), including 5.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery across 17 games during the 2022 regular season.

    Nelson added three solo stops across 60 snaps in the wild-card loss to the Cowboys. The fourth-year linebacker turned in career-best tackle, sack and forced fumble totals while playing a career-high 604 snaps on defense. While Nelson is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year in mid-March, the 2019 fourth-round pick could certainly prove to be a more cost-effective alternative for the Buccaneers than fellow free agent Lavonte David.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 271 lbs
Birthplace: Urbandale, IA
Age: 26
School: Iowa
Experience: 5