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  • Packers' Keisean Nixon: Another All-Pro season

    Nixon notched 80 tackles (59 solo), a half sack, an interception and six pass deflections over 17 games in the 2023 season. He also returned 30 kicks for 782 yards and 14 punts for 95 yards. Nixon's exploits in the return game earned him first-team All-Pro honors for a second straight year, and he was also more involved on the defensive side of the ball than he was in any of his first four seasons as a professional. Nixon will be a free agent this offseason and figures to garner interest from several teams, but the Packers will also presumably be interested in keeping him in Green Bay.
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  • Packers' Keisean Nixon: Remains in versatile role

    Nixon made seven tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 23-20 victory over the Chargers. He also returned two kickoffs for 60 yards and two punts for two yards. Nixon played over 80 percent of the defensive snaps for a third straight game, and he also made a mark in the return game. Nixon was named to the 2022 All-Pro Team as a kick returner, and he is trending toward repeating that feat. With one game to play in Week 11, he leads all players with 562 kick-return yards and is averaging 26.8 yards per kick return -- a mark that tops all players who have taken back at least eight kicks.
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  • Packers' Keisean Nixon: Nets eight Week 1 stops

    Nixon had eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 38-20 victory over the Bears. He also returned two kicks for 55 yards. The All-Pro return man was not used on punt returns, but that's because he has carved out a key role in Green Bay's secondary, as he was one of three cornerbacks to open Sunday's contest on the field. Nixon may not have as many chances to score as he did last season, but he remains an important player for the Packers.
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  • Packers' Keisean Nixon: Will return to Green Bay

    The Packers and Nixon (concussion) agreed Monday on a one-year deal with a max value of $6 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Nixon signed with the Packers in March of 2022 and reunited with special-teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, who coached Nixon during his previous stint in Las Vegas. Nixon, an undrafted product out of South Carolina, periodically saw some work on defense with Green Bay, totaling 23 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble across 276 defensive snaps, but he made his mark as a return man after Amari Rodgers was waived in November. Nixon totaled 1,009 kick-return yards, 140 punt-return yards and one touchdown across 12 games as the primary return man en route to first-team All-Pro honors. Based on Rapoport's report, it sounds like Nixon's new deal is laced with incentives, so he'll have to build off his success from last year to earn the full $6 million. He suffered a concussion during the Packers' Week 18 loss to the Lions, but there's no reason to believe that issue will impact his availability for offseason workouts.
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  • Packers' Keisean Nixon: Managing groin injury

    Nixon is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Dolphins due to a groin injury. Nixon had a 93-yard kick return ahead of the Packers' first offensive possession Sunday, but he apparently sustained a groin injury in the second quarter. It's unclear whether he'll be able to return, but Romeo Doubs took over as Green Bay's kick returner late in the second quarter.
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  • Packers' Keisean Nixon: Makes mark in victory

    Nixon had two assisted tackles and an interception in Sunday's 28-19 victory over the Bears. He also returned four kicks for 102 yards in the game. The interception was the first of Nixon's career, and it came late in the fourth quarter and ensured the Packers walked away with the win. He also racked up over 100 return yards for the fourth game in a row. Nixon will presumably continue fielding kicks after the Packers' Week 14 bye, and he figures to remain part of the defensive game plan for as long as fellow cornerback Eric Stokes (ankle/knee) is sidelined.
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  • Packers' Keisean Nixon: Back in full Wednesday

    Nixon (shoulder) was listed as a full participant on the Packers' injury report Wednesday. Nixon was forced to exit Green Bay's season-opening loss to the Vikings after he appeared to suffer a shoulder injury while making a tackle on his lone defensive snap. Now, the fourth-year defensive back, who played 157 of his 234 total snaps on special teams over 11 games with Las Vegas last season, appears to be healthy once again heading into Sunday night's game against the Bears.
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  • Packers' Keisean Nixon: Put on non-football injury list

    Nixon (undisclosed) was placed on the active/non-football injury list Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network reports. The nature of Nixon's injury has yet to be revealed. He can be activated at any point and will be eligible to join his teammates at training camp once that happens.
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  • Packers' Keisean Nixon: Headed to Green Bay

    Nixon has agreed to a deal with the Packers, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports. Nixon was primarily a special-teams contributor in Las Vegas last year. He will reunite with Green Bay's special-teams coordinator, Rich Bisaccia, who was the Raiders interim head coach for the latter portion of the 2021 season.
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  • Raiders' Keisean Nixon: Ruled out once again

    Nixon (ankle) won't play Thursday against Dallas, according to Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site. Nixon has been dealing with a nagging injury that has kept him out since Week 10 against the Chiefs. He has appeared in just five games for Las Vegas this season and has played just 13 total defensive snaps. As such, his absence is not expected to affect many fantasy rosters.
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  • Raiders' Keisean Nixon: Not playing against Bengals

    Nixon (ankle) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Bengals, according to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com. Nixon headed to the sidelines last Sunday against the Chiefs and couldn't recover in time, as evidenced by the fact that he was unable to practice throughout the week. This means Brandon Facyson (finger/hamstring) or Amik Robertson could be in line to gain more snaps as replacements, though it remains to be seen if Facyson will play or not.
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  • Raiders' Keisean Nixon: Upgraded to questionable

    Nixon (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs, Willie Ramirez of ESPN Las Vegas reports. Nixon was originally listed as doubtful after being a non-participant at practice throughout the week. He's primarily been a contributor on special teams, so if he is unable to play Sunday, it shouldn't impact the Raiders secondary.
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  • Raiders' Keisean Nixon: Ruled out for remainder of game

    Nixon (ankle) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's matchup against the Giants. Nixon injured his ankle during the Raiders' Week 9 matchup against the Giants and has been ruled out for the remainder of the contest. The 24-year-old has only played 13 defensive snaps this season, so his absence shouldn't affect the Raiders defensive rotations.
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  • Raiders' Keisean Nixon: Lands on IR

    Nixon (leg) was placed on injured reserve Thursday. Nixon suffered a leg injury during camp and will open the season on the injured reserve list. The second-year UDFA will be eligible to return after missing the first three games of the year.
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