Nelson was cut by the 49ers on Wednesday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Per coach Kyle Shanahan, waiving Nelson "felt inevitable" after he had five bad snaps in Sunday's game. Nelson will look to latch on elsewhere around the league, as he could add value as a veteran long snapper.
The 49ers activated Nelson to the 53-man roster Saturday.
Nelson had his roster exemption lifted Saturday. His spot on the 53-man unit comes following the release of Jordan Matthews. The veteran long snapper is eligible to suit up Sunday against the Panthers.
Nelson (suspension) is slated to return to practice this week according to head coach Kyle Shanahan, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports reports.
Nelson was serving the final six games of a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing-substance policy. Just because he returns to practice doesn't guarantee he'll suit up Sunday against the Panthers, so look for more information on his status to come as the week unfolds.
Nelson agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with the 49ers on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Nelson was set to become an unrestricted free agent March 13 but worked out a long-term deal with the 49ers just ahead of the deadline to do so. The 32-year-old will serve the final six games of a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy to begin the 2019 season, but will be eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices.
Nelson had the final six games of a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy lifted, per the league's official transaction log.
Nelson served four games of his suspension this season, and the league deemed that worthy. The 32-year-old center will be an unrestricted free agent in March. The 49ers already have a long-term center in Weston Richburg, so Nelson may look for a starting role elsewhere.
Nelson has been suspended for the next 10 weeks of the regular season, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Nelson will serve a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy, which marks his second suspension for PED use. Nelson will be forced to sit out the remaining four games for 2018 and the first six games of next season.
Long-snapper Kyle Nelson has been re-signed by the 49ers to a four-year contract, per the team.
Nelson, a restricted free agent prior to re-signing, played in all 16 games last season. He added four tackles on special teams.
The 28-year-old has spent time with the Chargers and Redskins prior to signing with the 49ers in 2014.
The 49ers re-signed two of their restricted free agents, reaching deals with tight end Garrett Celek and long-snapper Kyle Nelson on Friday.
Celek had two catches for 53 yards in an injury-plagued 2014 season. He signed a one-year deal. Nelson got a four-year contract.
49ers running back Frank Gore (concussion) and wide receiver Michael Crabtree (knee) are active for Saturday's Week 16 matchup with the Chargers.
Both players were listed as questionable on the team's final injury report, though it was reported early Saturday that Gore would in fact suit up for the game. Crabtree has yet to miss a game this season.
Offensive tackle Anthony Davis (concussion) is also active after being listed as questionable. The team had several players listed as probable and all are active Saturday, including cornerbacks Perrish Cox (ankle) and Chris Culliver (knee), safety Bubba Ventrone (groin), linebacker Michael Wilhoite (hip), tackle Jonathan Martin (illness), center Marcus Martin (knee), tight end Kyle Nelson (back) and defensive linemen Justin Smith (back), Quinton Dial (knee) and Tony Jerod-Eddie (foot).
The 49ers have ruled the following players out for Saturday's game against San Diego: Linebacker Chris Borland (ankle), cornerback Tramaine Brock (hamstring), running back Carlos Hyde (ankle), wide receiver Stevie Johnson (knee).
Linebacker Ahmad Brooks (thumb), wide receiver Michael Crabtree (knee), right tackle Anthony Davis (concussion), running back Frank Gore (concussion), safety Raymond Vetrone (groin) and linebacker Michael Wilhoite (hip) were labeled as questionable.
Meanwhile, cornerback Perrish Cox (ankle), cornerback Chris Culliver (knee), defensive tackle Quinton Dial (knee), defensive end Tony Jerod-Eddie (foot), right tackle Jonathan Martin (illness), center Marcus Martin (knee), long snapper Kyle Nelson (back) and defensive end Justin Smith (back) were all deemed as probable.
The Redskins signed former Bills tight end Mike Caussin and waived long snapper Kyle Nelson.
The Redskins signed long snapper Kyle Nelson to replace Nick Sundberg, who tore his meniscus in the Week 6 loss at Dallas, reports the Washington Post.
The Seahawks announced Monday they released eight players. They were wide receiver Brett Swain, linebacker Kyle Knox, linebacker Craig Wilkins, wide receiver Perez Ashford, tight end Jameson Konz, tight end Andrei Lintz, defensive tackle Martin Parker and long snapper Kyle Nelson.
The Seahawks have released wide receiver Charly Martin and claimed long snapper Kyle Nelson off waivers from the 49ers, the team announced Thursday.
Martin spent one year in Seattle, playing in four games with one start and recording four receptions for 42 yards last season. He entered the league as an undrafted rookie free agent with Carolina in 2009 and also spent time on the Jaguars practice squad in 2011. In four seasons, Martin has played in 12 games with one start, with five receptions for 48 yards with a long of 15.
Nelson snapped in six games last season for the Chargers after signing as a free agent on November 21, 2012. He was released by San Diego on May 20 and claimed off waivers by San Francisco the following day, until being released on July 10. Signed as an undrafted free agent by New Orleans during training camp of the 2011 season, Nelson has also had stints with Kansas City and Philadelphia.
The 49ers announced Wednesday they have waived tight end/long snapper Kyle Nelson.
Nelson was originally claimed off waivers from the Chargers in May.
The 49ers continued trimming their roster Friday in preparation for the regular season and released the following players: LB Ikaika Alama-Francis, LB Eric Bakhtiari, RB Rock Cartwright, LB Joe Holland, DT Tony Jerod-Eddie, LB Cam Johnson, QB Josh Johnson, DT Matthew Masifilo, CB Anthony Mosley, TE Kyle Nelson, WR Chris Owusu, WR Nathan Palmer, TE Konrad Reuland, LB Kenny Rowe, WR Brett Swain, S Michael Thomas and LB Michael Wilhoite.