Nelson signed with the Broncos on Monday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Nelson was drafted by the Broncos out of Oklahoma in 2014 and was a core special-teams contributor, but he left in free agency with the hope of getting more time on defense. That didn't work out as he bounced around in 2018, eventually playing in one game for the Falcons. He recorded 12 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in the preseason for Tampa Bay and should get some opportunities at inside linebacker, where Denver has been shaky behind starters Josey Jewell and Todd Davis (calf).
Nelson was released by Tampa Bay on Friday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Nelson has played in just six games over the last two seasons and was competing for a depth linebacker role in Tampa Bay. He becomes a free agent now that he's been released.
Nelson logged a tackle and forced a fumble in Friday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.
Nelson forced the fumble on a punt return, but Miami recovered and managed to return 26 yards. In all, he saw 24 defensive snaps and five on special teams. The 27-year-old seems over the knee issue that kept him out of practice earlier in the week.
Nelson hasn't been able to practice due to a knee injury, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear as to when Nelson suffered the injury. It remains to be seen whether he'll be cleared to suit up for Friday night's preseason matchup with the Dolphins.
Nelson signed a reserve/future contract with the Buccaneers on Thursday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Nelson played one game with the Falcons in 2018, logging 18 snaps on special teams without a defensive statistic before parting ways with the team. The 26-year-old spent the first four seasons of his career with the Broncos and will now attempt to carve out a depth role in Tampa Bay.
Nelson (calf) and the Falcons came to terms on an injury settlement Saturday.
Nelson spent four seasons with the Broncos before joining the Eagles. He has logged six starts in 53 games during his career. During that time he recorded 95 tackles, six pass defenses, one sack and one fumble recovery. He will now be free to look for a new opportunity once his health allows it.
Nelson (calf) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Saints, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Nelson suited up for just one game this season but didn't play a defensive snap. His absence will mainly hurt the team's depth, as Kemal Ishmael is the only healthy reserve linebacker.
Nelson (calf) limped off the practice field Wednesday with support from a member of the Falcons' training staff, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
A potential injury to the recently signed Nelson is troubling news, as Atlanta is extremely thin at linebacker as it is -- sixth-round rookie Foye Oluokun is stepping into the starting lineup this week with Deion Jones (foot) being placed on injured reserve recently. Nelson provides a veteran presence to a Falcons' linebacking corps that has only one healthy player with more than six career starts (De'Vondre Campbell). Nelson's best season came in 2016 when he picked up 61 combined tackles and five pass deflections across 16 games (six starts) for the Broncos.
Nelson signed a contract with Atlanta on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Nelson provides the Falcons with depth at the linebacker position while Deion Jones (foot) works through injury. The 26-year-old has been a solid special teams and rotational option throughout his NFL career, and he could be in line for an immediate role in Atlanta's defense.
Nelson was released by the Eagles on Sunday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Nelson played in 53 games for the Broncos the past four years and was looking to compete for a starting role in Philadelphia when he signed with the Eagles back in March. However, the team wasn't impressed with his performance and cut ties with him. Look for LaRoy Reynolds and Jaboree Williams to see extra snaps at outside linebacker now that Nelson has been released.
Nelson (elbow) recorded one tackle while playing 26 defensive snaps during Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots.
Nelson missed the second half of last season with a torn biceps but now appears fully healthy. The 26-year-old also played 12 snaps on special teams, where he is likely to be a regular contributor if he cracks the Eagles' 53-man roster.
Nelson (elbow) is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Eagles, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Nelson has been a solid special teams contributor and depth option at tight end for the Broncos the past four seasons. In that time, Nelson managed 88 tackles, six passes defensed, one sack and one fumble recovery.
Nelson suffered a biceps tear near his elbow during Wednesday's practice and will be placed on injured reserve, Nick Kosmider and Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said Nelson would undergo surgery next week, ending his season. Nelson has been playing in a reserve role all season, so his injury won't make waves in IDP settings.
Nelson (ankle) is active for Sunday's tilt with the Bengals.
Nelson serves as a reserve linebacker behind Brandon Marshall so it isn't likely he sees the field too much on Sunday, but his active status is a reassuring sign for the team.
The Broncos have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's game against the 49ers: running back Montee Ball (groin), wide receiver Cody Latimer, cornerback Tony Carter, linebacker Shaquil Barrett, guard Ben Garland, tackle Michael Schofield and defensive tackle Mitch Unrein.
The Broncos are very healthy heading into Week 7, with Ball the only player on the active roster missing the game due to injury. All the team's players listed as probable on the final injury report are active, including running back Juwan Thompson (knee), linebacker Corey Nelson (hamstring), kicker Brandon McManus (groin) and defensive backs Omar Bolden (groin), David Bruton (ankle) and Chris Harris (knee).
Running back Montee Ball (groin) will almost certainly be the lone injured Broncos player out for their Sunday night game against San Francisco. The rest on their injury report issued Friday are probable.
That group consists of defensive backs Omar Bolden (groin), David Bruton (ankle) and Chris Harris (knee), kicker Brandon McManus (groin), linebacker Corey Nelson (hamstring) and running back Juwan Thompson (knee).
The Broncos on Monday signed two players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, center Matt Paradis from Boise State and linebacker Corey Nelson from Oklahoma.
Paradis appeared in 35 career games (27 starts) for Boise State, opening every game at center for the Broncos during his last two seasons. He earned second-team All-Mountain West Conference accolades and was named the school’s Outstanding Offensive Lineman following his senior campaign in 2013.
Nelson saw action in 45 games (27 starts) during his career at Oklahoma and collected 153 tackles (75 solo) to go along with 17.5 tackles for a loss, 6.5 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery. He received second-team All-Big 12 Conference recognition following his junior season in 2012 before missing the majority of his senior year with a pectoral injury.
The Broncos added linebacker Corey Nelson with the 242nd overall pick in the draft Saturday. Nelson is recovering from a torn pectoral suffered in his senior season at Oklahoma.
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