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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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  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Another sack in Week 17

    Nelson registered four tackles (three solo), including a sack, during the Buccaneers' 30-24 win over the Panthers in Week 17. Nelson pushed his sack total to 2.5 over the last three games with his takedown of Sam Darnold in the win. The 25-year-old has put some solid play on tape down the stretch while starting in place of Shaquil Barrett (IR-Achilles), and he'll head into the regular-season finale versus the Falcons averaging 4.3 tackles per contest since Week 12.
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  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Expected to be starter sans Barrett

    Nelson is expected to start at outside linebacker in the absence of Shaquil Barrett (Achilles), Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Nelson has recorded two sacks across eight appearances this season, but he's in line for increased opportunities with Barrett sidelined for the remainder of the season. The 2019 fourth-round pick played a season-high 46 percent of Tampa Bay's defensive snaps during Thursday's loss to Baltimore, but he figures to finish around the 60-70 percent mark moving forward.
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  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Notches second sack in Week 4

    Nelson tallied three tackles (one solo), including a sack, during the Buccaneers' 41-31 loss to the Chiefs in Week 4. The fourth-year linebacker logged a season-high 28 snaps and was productive with them, recording his first sack since Week 1 in the process. Nelson is slated to continue playing a rotational pass-rushing role that should yield him occasional QB takedowns, with a potential opportunity for more snaps if injuries strike in front of him. However, Scott Smith of the team's official site notes Nelson's presence on special teams is increasingly important, as he saw a season-high 28 snaps (out of a possible 30) on those units Sunday night.
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  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Remains out Week 14

    Nelson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Nelson will be sidelined for his fifth straight game due to the hamstring injury. Carl Nassib, Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) should continue handling the bulk of the reps at outside linebacker.
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  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Missing another game

    Nelson (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Nelson will miss his fourth consecutive game due to the hamstring injury. Sam Acho figures to fill a reserve role at outside linebacker in Nelson's continued absence.
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  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Out again Sunday

    Nelson (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Nelson hasn't practiced since suffering the hamstring injury Week 9 at Seattle and will miss his second straight game. Fellow OLB Carl Nassib (groin) was also ruled out, leaving Sam Acho and Kahzin Daniels to serve as reserve options behind Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul.
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  • Buccaneers' Anthony Nelson: Unlikely to play Week 10

    Nelson (hamstring), who missed practice Wednesday, is unlikely to play in Sunday's game against the Cardinals as per head coach Bruce Arians, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports. Nelson exited Sunday's overtime loss to the Seahawks after just six snaps from scrimmage and nine on special teams due to his hamstring injury. Arians mentioned Wednesday that Nelson would "probably" not be ready to face Arizona in Week 10, which could leave the just-signed Kahzin Daniels as the primary backup to Shaq Barrett at right outside linebacker versus the Cardinals.
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