Nelson (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Nelson suffered a hamstring injury in the team's third preseason game against the Packers, but he appears to be progressing towards a full recovery. The fourth-round pick stands to play a key rotational role at nickel corner to begin the 2018 regular season, and he appears on track to suit up for Monday's season opener against the Rams.
Nelson exited Friday's preseason game against the Packers with an apparent left hamstring injury, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Nelson will try to work his way back to being healthy before the regular season begins. If the rookie out of Wisconsin is forced to miss practice time, look for Daryl Worley and Shareece Wright to get additional snaps at cornerback.
Nelson suffered a torn meniscus during a pre-draft workout and was sidelined earlier this summer as a result, but he's since returned to full activity at training camp as he competes for the nickel cornerback spot. The fourth-rounder has strength and size on his side in the nickel position at 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds.
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|11||11/18/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
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