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February 27, 2020 03:48 PM
Broncos' Corey Nelson: Will hit free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Broncos do not intend to re-sign Nelson (biceps) for 2020, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Nelson appeared in just seven contests in 2019, notching 10 tackles (four solo), before suffering a season-ending torn bicep. Now set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, he'll focus his attention on making a full recovery before looking to earn a reserve role elsewhere in the league.

November 1, 2019 03:20 PM
Broncos' Corey Nelson: Moves to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Broncos placed Nelson (biceps) on injured reserve Friday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Nelson suffered a torn bicep during Week 8's loss to the Colts, the second such injury of his career. He underwent surgery to address the issue Wednesday, and he'll now turn his full attention towards recovering in time for the 2020 season. Across seven games this season, Nelson notched 10 tackles (four solo) and played 95 snaps on special teams.

October 30, 2019 02:12 AM
Broncos' Corey Nelson: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson suffered a torn bicep in Sunday's loss to the Colts and is out for the season, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

This is the second time Nelson has suffered a torn bicep in his career, as he injured his other arm in 2017 and was forced to miss the second half of the season. Per Jhabvala, Nelson is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday, effectively ending his season. Josey Jewell and Joseph Jones are the only healthy depth linebackers currently left on the roster.

September 3, 2019 04:20 PM
Broncos' Corey Nelson: Comes back to Broncos
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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).

August 31, 2019 04:48 PM
Corey Nelson: Cut by Buccaneers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 17, 2019 08:12 PM
Buccaneers' Corey Nelson: Forces fumble in preseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 11, 2019 08:04 PM
Buccaneers' Corey Nelson: Battling knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 3, 2019 10:20 PM
Buccaneers' Corey Nelson: Signs with Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 22, 2018 08:20 PM
Corey Nelson: Reaches injury settlement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 21, 2018 09:48 PM
Falcons' Corey Nelson: Won't play versus Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 19, 2018 09:16 PM
Falcons' Corey Nelson: Banged up in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (calf) limped off the practice field Wednesday with support from a member of the Falcons' training staff, Vaughn McClure of 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.

September 11, 2018 10:20 PM
Falcons' Corey Nelson: Lands with Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 26, 2018 11:44 PM
Corey Nelson: Released by Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 17, 2018 01:04 PM
Eagles' Corey Nelson: Plays 26 snaps on defense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 13, 2018 09:20 PM
Corey Nelson: Intends to sign with Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 20, 2017 05:32 PM
Broncos' Corey Nelson: Done for season with torn biceps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 25, 2016 12:24 PM
Broncos' Corey Nelson: Active for Sunday' game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 2, 2015 05:59 AM
Broncos announce Week 7 inactives vs. 49ers
by R.J. White |

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).

June 2, 2015 06:01 AM
Six of seven on Broncos injury report probable for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin |

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).

June 1, 2015 08:30 PM
Broncos sign two rookies
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

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.

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