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September 3, 2018 12:56 PM
Nelson Spruce: Doesn't make 53-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce was waived by the Chargers on Saturday, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports.

Spruce was a standout at Colorado from 2012-15 during his collegiate years, but the undrafted wide receiver has yet to play a down in the NFL.

May 15, 2018 04:08 PM
Chargers' Nelson Spruce: Signs contract with Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce signed a contract with the Chargers on Monday, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports.

An undrafted free agent back in 2016, Spruce made the Rams' 53-man roster that season before succumbing to injury and ultimately being waived. In 2017, he spent most of his time as a member of the Bears' practice squad, though he never received a call-up. Considering Spruce has yet to see action in a regular-season contest, he'll be a long shot to provide any sort of fantasy value with the Chargers, assuming he makes the final roster.

May 10, 2018 12:12 PM
Nelson Spruce: Let go by Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs waived Spruce on Wednesday.

Spruce inked a contract with the Chiefs in late March, but he apparently didn't impress the coaching staff enough during last weekend's rookie minicamp. As a result, Spruce will move on from Kansas City and look to latch on with another squad prior to training camp.

March 31, 2018 08:08 PM
Chiefs' Nelson Spruce: Signs with Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce signed a contract with the Chiefs on Friday.

Spruce was waived by the Rams with an injury settlement after suffering an undisclosed injury in training camp. The 25-year-old will hope to fight for a roster spot this summer.

September 6, 2017 01:04 PM
Nelson Spruce: Hits waivers after injury settlement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce (undisclosed) was waived after reaching an injury settlement Monday, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Spruce is now a free agent who can look for another team to pick him up for an expected practice squad role.

September 5, 2017 04:16 AM
Rams' Nelson Spruce: Reverts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.

After clearing waivers, Spruce reverted to injured reserve.

September 2, 2017 08:20 PM
Nelson Spruce: Waived/injured by Rams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce (undisclosed) was waived by the Rams on Saturday, Jamie Han of the Rams' official site reports.

It isn't clear what sort of injury Spruce is dealing with. He'll likely revert to injured reserve if he clears waivers.

August 21, 2017 11:36 AM
Rams' Nelson Spruce: Only plays one offensive snap Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce played five snaps -- with only one coming on offense -- during Saturday's preseason win over the Raiders.

Spruce was more involved in the preseason opener against Dallas, catching six passes for 30 yards, so it was discouraging to see his role reduced so significantly. The undrafted free agent has an uphill fight to earn a roster spot out of training camp, and seems to be on the outside looking in at the moment.

December 30, 2016 06:00 PM
Rams' Nelson Spruce: Designated for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rams designated Spruce (calf) to return from injured reserve Friday, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Spruce practiced this week for the first time since landing on IR in November. However, according to the report, Spruce will not be eligible to play in Sunday's game versus the Cardinals.

November 18, 2016 06:44 PM
Rams' Nelson Spruce: Shelved on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Per the NFL's official transaction report, Spruce (calf) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

The rookie out of Colorado failed to appear in a single game for the Rams this season due to a lingering calf injury. As the No. 7 receiver on the depth chart, his loss likely won't have much of an impact on the team's already-stagnant passing attack.

November 11, 2016 05:46 PM
Rams' Nelson Spruce: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce (calf) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Spruce didn't practice whatsoever this week and will now have to wait out at least one more game before making his professional debut. However, he remains without a timeline to return.

November 5, 2016 02:15 AM
Rams' Nelson Spruce: Ruled out for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt with the Panthers.

Spruce will have to wait at least another week before making his NFL debut, as the undrafted rookie continues to nurse a calf aliment. The Rams have plenty of young depth at wide receiver, making Spruce's absence minimally concerning.

October 23, 2016 08:40 AM
Rams' Nelson Spruce: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce (calf) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants.

No surprise here as Spruce was listed as doubtful for the contest. The rookie wideout -- who joined the Rams as an undrafted free agent -- has yet to suit up for the team during the regular season.

October 21, 2016 06:36 PM
Rams' Nelson Spruce: Doubtful for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce (calf) is considered doubtful for Sunday's game against the Giants, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.

Spruce has yet to play this season, so if his absence indeed continues, it should have next to no impact on fantasy owners.

October 9, 2016 03:22 PM
Rams' Nelson Spruce: Inactive for Week 5 versus Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 5 tilt versus the Bills, the team's official site reports.

The rookie is thus a healthy scratch for the fifth consecutive week to open his first pro season and remains buried on the depth chart.

October 2, 2016 05:06 PM
Rams' Nelson Spruce: Inactive for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce has been listed as inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Cardinals, Rams' Insider Myles Simmons reports.

Spruce was finally removed from the injury report on Friday after being out since the preseason with a nagging knee injury. Despite being healthy, he's still near the bottom of the depth chart and is inactive due to the coach's decision.

September 30, 2016 07:54 PM
Rams' Nelson Spruce: Without injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce was not included on the Week 4 injury report and could play against the Cardinals on Sunday, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN reports.

With both Tavon Austin (shoulder) and Kenny Britt (thigh) questionable for the game, Spruce could be active and make his NFL debut Sunday. However, the undrafted free agent has been out since the preseason opener with a knee injury and is well down the depth chart. His offensive snaps are likely to be limited if he's active.

September 28, 2016 09:02 PM
Rams' Nelson Spruce: Practices fully Wednesay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce (knee) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Spruce has been out of action since Week 1 of the preseason due to a knee injury. His full participation at practice Wednesday seems to indicate he is trending toward making his season debut on Sunday. However, he is buried on the team's depth chart, so his opportunities to take the field will be limited.

September 27, 2016 12:16 PM
Rams' Nelson Spruce: Could return this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce (knee) could return for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Spruce is a candidate to make his NFL debut this week, but he is well down the depth chart, and there is also no guarantee he'll even be active when back at full health. Additionally, snaps and targets will likely be sparse for the undrafted free agent going forward unless there are injuries to the Los Angeles receiving corps.

September 25, 2016 05:22 PM
Rams' Nelson Spruce: Inactive in Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Spruce (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 3 tilt versus the Bucs, Myles A. Simmons of the team's official site reports.

Spruce's status comes as no surprise following another week of limited participation. He'll need to wait until at least Week 4 to make his professional regular-season debut.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/210
Birthdate:
12/5/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
Venice Beach, CA, USA
School:
Colorado
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: