Nelson was released by the Ravens on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Even after the Ravens signed Nelson to a reserve/future contract back in January, the cornerback was always going to be seen as a long shot to make the team's final roster. He'll now be an unrestricted free agent and look to potentially latch on with another team before the start of training camp.
The Ravens signed Nelson to a reserve/future contract Thursday.
Nelson appeared in two games for the Jets this past season, tallying four tackles along the way. The Arizona State product will likely need to make a name on special teams this offseason in order to stick around in Baltimore.
Nelson, who signed with the Jets in late October, logged just four tackles across 69 snaps played in the two games he played for the club. His dismissal opens a spot on the 53-man roster for fellow defensive back Jeremy Clark (knee), who was activated from the reserve/Non-Football Injury list in a corresponding move.
Nelson was promoted from the practice squad to take the roster spot of running back Travaris Cadet, who was released in a corresponding move. The addition of Nelson will provide some depth in the defensive backfield with Xavier Coleman (shoulder) uncertain to be available for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Nelson previously appeared in 11 games for the Texans last season, logging 20 tackles and an interception.
Nelson was waived with an injury settlement by the Texans.
The injury Nelson is dealing with is not clear. He now becomes a free agent.
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