Nelson (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
With Nelson out, Ryan Grant and Hunter Renfrow will continue to see their share of work behind top wideout Tyrell Williams. Either of the two could emerge as deep league options down the road, but for now, Williams and tight end Darren Waller are QB Derek Carr's favorite passing targets.
Nelson (ankle) did not practice Friday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Nelson is thus trending toward inactive status Sunday against the Chiefs. In such a scenario, Keelan Doss could be made active for Week 2, while Ryan Grant and Hunter Renfrow would continue to see their share of work behind top wideout Tyrell Williams.
Nelson (ankle) didn't practice Thursday.
Nelson missed practice for a second straight day, after playing through the ankle injury in Monday's 24-16 win over Denver. He was limited to six snaps in the contest, working behind Tyrell Williams, Ryan Grant and Hunter Renfrow in the WR pecking order. Nelson won't necessarily get regular snaps when he's healthy, but his speed provides a nice contrast to the other receivers on Oakland's roster.
Nelson (ankle) wasn't seen at Wednesday's practice, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Nelson was limited during Monday's win over the Broncos due to an ankle sprain, the same injury that had been bothering him since mid-August. During his eight offensive snaps in Week 1, the fifth-year wideout failed to draw a target.
Nelson (ankle) is active for Monday's game versus the Broncos.
Nelson spent the second half of August in recovery mode from an ankle sprain, and when he returned to practice for Week 1 preparations, he didn't log more than a limited showing. No matter, he'll be available to quarterback Derek Carr in the Raiders' first game without Antonio Brown. Prior to being completely devalued by the coaching staff in Arizona last season, Nelson reeled off 18.6 yards per catch and 10 touchdowns on 74 targets between 2015 and 2017.
Nelson (ankle) is questionable for Monday's game against the Broncos, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Nelson's status is all the more important following Saturday's news that Antonio Brown had been released. As a result, the speedy wideout could ultimately share the field plenty with Ryan Grant, Hunter Renfrow and Dwayne Harris should he prove healthy enough to play, something that will likely get decided closer to Monday's 10:20 PM ET kickoff.
Nelson (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Friday.
Nelson maintained the same status for a second straight session as he continues his recovery from a preseason ankle sprain. Saturday's injury report will shed light on his ability to suit up Monday versus the Broncos.
Nelson (ankle) was limited at practice Thursday.
Nelson had been dealing with an ankle sprain during the preseason, but the fact that he's practicing this week gives him a chance to suit up Monday night against the Broncos. If he's able to play in Week 1, Nelson's projected role as as an occasional field stretcher could expand, with teammate Antonio Brown believed to be in line to be suspended by the Raiders.
Nelson (ankle) returned to practice Monday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Nelson sprained his ankle in the second week of the preseason and was held out for the last two games. He should be able to play Week 1 against the Broncos, but he'll likely be limited to a part-time role as an occasional field stretcher.
Nelson suffered a sprained ankle during Thursday's preseason game against the Cardinals, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Nelson believes he could've have gone back into the game if needed, though the Raiders saw no need to push the wideout in an exhibition tilt. It thus remains to be seen if the team's cautious approach with Nelson will extend to Oakland's next preseason matchup in Green Bay.
Nelson caught both of his targets during Saturday's preseason matchup with the Rams, accounting for 43 receiving yards in a 14-3 win.
The 27-year-old speedster went up and made a ridiculous catch over Rams defensive back Dominique Hatfield -- an opening-drive gain that helped set up Oakland for its first touchdown on the very next play. Nelson projects to be the third or fourth component to a potentially strong vertical passing attack, joining fellow deep threats Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams in what is by far the most talented receiving corps he's been a part of in five pro seasons. Throwing last year out (213 offensive snaps, just seven receptions), Nelson has averaged a scorching 18.6 yards per catch for his career, and may be benefitted by more favorable matchups given all the other weapons that opponents have to account for when defending Oakland pass catchers.
Nelson "has been one of the stars" of the Raiders' training camp, Vic Tafur of the Athletic reports.
Nelson has been seeing first-team wideout reps of late, with Antonio Brown missing time with a foot issue. The 5-foot-10, 160-pounder is coming off a down season with the Cardinals, but Nelson has in the past displayed big-play ability. Once Brown returns, volume will be an issue for Nelson, but for now the 27-year-old is gaining valuable reps with his new QB, Derek Carr.
Nelson has been seeing first-team wideout reps opposite Tyrell Williams of late,Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Meanwhile, Hunter Renfrow has been working in the slot in that context. Nelson's current run with the Raiders' first-stringers is the result of the ongoing absence of Antonio Brown, who is considered day-to-day with a mysterious foot issue.
The Raiders signed Nelson on Friday.
Nelson thrived under the eye of coach Bruce Arians between 2015 and 2017, averaging 18.6 yards per catch and 8.5 yards per target. As a big-play threat, five of his 11 career touchdowns have gone for 30-plus yards. He experienced a downswing last year with two offensive coordinators -- seven catches (on 19 targets) for 64 yards -- on a Steve Wilks-directed coaching staff. Joining a Raiders offense with Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams in tow, Nelson is a good bet to experience a return to the form of his first three pro seasons.
Nelson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Seattle, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Without Bruce Arians on the sideline, Nelson rarely was used under the new coaching staff, hauling in seven of his 19 targets for 64 yards in 14 games. With his rookie contract coming to an end, he'll enter the offseason as a free agent. Whether or not he returns to Arizona remains to be seen, but he may have to seek out a prove-it deal with any organization that explores what the burner has at this point in his career.
Nelson (illness/personal) isn't listed on the Cardinals' injury report Wednesday, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.
Nelson was one of three Cardinals to battle an illness last week, but the wide receiver might have been due to receive Sunday's loss to the Rams off anyway following the birth of his child. With his health intact and personal time over, he's back and available to the receiving corps. Unfortunately, Nelson hasn't been in the good graces of the new coaching staff, earning just 19 targets in 14 appearances this season.
Nelson (illness) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
In a week in which he had a bout with food poisoning and experienced the birth of a child, Nelson will miss his first game since the 2016 season. With Nelson sidelined, the Cardinals will trot out Larry Fitzgerald, Trent Sherfield, Chad Williams and Jalen Tolliver at wide receiver.
Nelson (illness) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Nelson did not practice Wednesday and Thursday due to an illness, but he was a limited participant Friday. If the depth wideout is able to suit up versus the Rams, he'll serve as the Cardinals' No. 4 receiver behind Larry Fitzgerald, Trent Sherfield and Chad Williams.
Nelson didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
With Christian Kirk (foot) missing the last two games after being placed on injured reserve and Chad Williams (hamstring) out of the lineup the past six contests, Nelson only made an impact in the box score one time during that span. Williams seems to be trending toward a return this weekend against the Rams, so Nelson could be buried further in the receiving corps moving forward. At the moment, Larry Fitzgerald and undrafted rookie Trent Sherfield are the only Arizona wideouts making regular contributions.
Nelson accumulated three catches (on seven targets) for 43 yards and lost five yards on his only carry during Sunday's 17-3 defeat to the Lions.
Like the rest of the receiving corps, Nelson's workload increased due to Christian Kirk's broken foot. Unfortunately for Nelson, he remained behind undrafted rookie Trent Sherfield in the pecking order. After Larry Fitzgerald (67 of 70 snaps on offense), Sherfield (65) was the next most utilized, followed by Nelson (48) and Jalen Tolliver (12). After accumulating 22 catches of 20-plus yards in his first three seasons, Nelson has yet to add to that total this year. However, an increase in volume could help him approach his previous standing as a big-play threat.
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|4||9/29/19||@ IND||1:00 pm|
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|17||12/29/19||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
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