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15 J.J. Nelson WR

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September 7, 2020 10:44 AM
J.J. Nelson: Receives injury settlement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers cut Nelson (knee) with an injury settlement Sunday, Kyle Madson of USA Today reports.

Nelson linked up with the 49ers mid-August, but he quickly suffered a knee injury that carried a recovery timetable between two weeks and a month. The team placed him on IR, but now having received an injury settlement, the speedy wideout will be free to sign with another organization as soon as he's fully healthy.

August 30, 2020 03:00 PM
49ers' J.J. Nelson: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Nelson was expected to miss somewhere between two weeks and a month, and according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, this could mark the end of Nelson's short stint with San Francisco, as the team will likely cut him with an injury settlement once he's healthy. The 28-year-old wide receiver wasn't expected to have a major role on offense, but he was expected to be a returner.

August 28, 2020 01:56 PM
49ers' J.J. Nelson: Will miss 2-4 weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson is slated to miss two weeks to a month due to a knee injury, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Though Nelson wasn't necessarily ticketed for a big role in the 49ers offense, his absence further taxes the depth of the team's banged-up wideout corps. Once he's back, the speedster will look top carve out a depth pass-catcher/return role with San Francisco.

August 15, 2020 10:04 PM
49ers' J.J. Nelson: Officially links up with Niners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson signed a contract with the 49ers on Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Nelson, who has compiled 100 total yards over the past two seasons with the Cardinals and Raiders, was once regarded as one of the fastest players in the NFL and makes for an intriguing specialist in the Niners' passing game given the team's reliance on motioning wide receivers to set up different plays. Deebo Samuel, who is expected to miss all of training camp as he recovers from offseason foot surgery, posted 159 rushing yards across 14 carries last season in a similar role, although Nelson could also earn a spot on the 53-man roster as a return specialist after Travis Benjamin opted out of the 2020 campaign.

August 15, 2020 10:04 PM
J.J. Nelson: In line to join 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers plan to sign Nelson, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

The 49ers also plan to sign Tavon Austin, as the team looks to add wideout depth given that both Deebo Samuel (foot) and Richie James (wrist) are dealing with injury issues. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound Nelson hasn't put up much production over the past two seasons, but during his first few years in the league with the Cardinals (2015-2017), the speedster demonstrated a degree of bog-play upside.

October 22, 2019 06:16 PM
J.J. Nelson: Works out in Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (knee) had a workout with the Texans on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Nelson played only two of the first five games of the season due to the knee injury before being released by the Raiders on Oct. 10. The 27-year-old now appears healthy and will attempt to find a new team. Nelson could provide a deep threat if he joins the Texans with Will Fuller (hamstring) likely out multiple weeks.

October 10, 2019 06:12 PM
J.J. Nelson: Cut by Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Raiders released Nelson (knee) on Thursday.

Oakland was counting on the speedy Nelson to provide the team with a field-stretching threat opposite Tyrell Williams, but that never really came to fruition while the former missed four of the team's first five contests due to injury. With the Raiders recently bringing in Zay Jones via trade to bolster the receiving corps, there apparently wasn't any room left for the banged-up Nelson. Once he shakes off the injury, Nelson could end up re-signing with Oakland or land elsewhere as a depth option.

October 6, 2019 12:32 PM
Raiders' J.J. Nelson: Not playing Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears in London.

Nelson was downgraded to non-participant in Friday's practice, which turned out to be a harbinger of his inactive status. With Nelson's fellow wideouts Tyrell Williams (foot) and Dwayne Harris (ankle) also on the shelf Sunday, the Raiders are down to a top receiver trio of rookie Hunter Renfrow, Keelan Doss and Trevor Davis against a ferocious Bears defense. Tight end Darren Waller may be in line for a bump in his already massive workload as a result, but quarterback Derek Carr's prospects, already shaky to start with versus Chicago, become downright grim in the wake of the multiple absences.

October 4, 2019 10:08 AM
Raiders' J.J. Nelson: Questionable Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Bears in London.

Nelson worked as a limited participant the first two days of the week, so it's not a great sign that he was downgraded to a non-participant Friday. Tyrell Williams (foot) and Dwayne Harris (ankle) are also questionable, potentially pushing Hunter Renfrow and Trevor Davis into expanded roles Sunday.

October 3, 2019 11:36 AM
Raiders' J.J. Nelson: Reps capped for second straight day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Nelson was a last-minute inactive ahead of the Week 4 win over the Colts in what was attributed to a bout of leg tightness, but it's a knee issue more specifically that has limited his reps in practice the past two days. While Nelson's ability to practice in any capacity can be taken as a positive sign, he'll probably need to upgrade to full participation Friday to have any shot at avoiding an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against the Bears.

October 2, 2019 03:52 PM
Raiders' J.J. Nelson: Limited in Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (knee) participated in a limited fashion during Wednesday's practice.

Nelson was slated to play in Week 4 versus the Colts but felt leg tightness in pregame warmups and was deemed inactive. The Raiders will likely take precaution with Nelson this week, and it's a good sign he's still participating in some capacity Wednesday. Nelson could have a major role on offense in Sunday's game versus the Chiefs if he can shake this injury since Tyrell Williams (foot) sat out Wednesday's practice.

September 29, 2019 12:32 PM
Raiders' J.J. Nelson: Experiences leg tightness in warmups
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson experienced some tightness in his leg during pre-game warmups and as a result was made inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

This news clarifies that Nelson -- who wasn't on the Raiders' Week 4 injury report -- was not a healthy scratch. In his absence, Hunter Renfrow, Keelan Doss and Trevor Davis profile as the Raiders' healthy wide receivers Sunday behind No. 1 option Tyrell Williams

September 29, 2019 12:00 PM
Raiders' J.J. Nelson: Healthy scratch Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 4 tilt against the Colts.

This comes as somewhat of a surprise after Nelson found the end zone and logged four catches overall in a Week 3 loss to the Vikings. The veteran wideout's inactive status comes with fellow receiver Dwayne Harris (ankle) also sidelined, leaving Hunter Renfrow, Trevor Davis and Keelan Doss as the wideouts behind No. 1 option Tyrell Williams. According to Vic Tafur of The Athletic, Nelson is apparently still struggling somewhat with the ankle injury that cost him participation in a Week 2 matchup against the Chiefs, but he did not carry an injury designation this past practice week.

September 22, 2019 07:24 PM
Raiders' J.J. Nelson: Gets into end zone Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson caught four of five targets for an output of 36 receiving yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 34-14 loss to the Vikings.

The 27-year-old wideout was unable to go against the Chiefs in Week 2 due to an ankle injury, but he got back on the field in Week 3 after upgrading from limited to full practice participation between Wednesday and Thursday. Nelson fielded six offensive snaps and was not targeted in the season opener against the Broncos, but he ranked second on the team in targets Sunday behind only Darren Waller (14). Nelson is a bona fide downfield threat with a career yards per catch average of 17.8, and he'll have opportunities for splash plays in Week 4 taking on a Colts defense that allowed Atlanta to complete eight passes of 15-plus yards Sunday.

September 19, 2019 05:40 PM
Raiders' J.J. Nelson: Practices fully Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Nelson was limited in practice Wednesday, so his full participation Thursday is great news for his status for Sunday's contest against Minnesota. The 27-year-old missed Oakland's Week 2 matchup with the Chiefs with the ankle issue, but now it seems he'll be able to return to his depth role in the Raiders' receiving corps.

September 18, 2019 05:36 PM
Raiders' J.J. Nelson: Listed as limited
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Nelson didn't practice in any capacity last week before drawing an inactive tag, so his limited participation is a step in the right direction. The 2015 fifth-round pick projects to serve as a deep threat for the Raiders when healthy, though he shouldn't necessarily be expected to receive regular weekly snaps. The addition of Trevor Davis to Oakland's wideout corps provides Nelson with some additional competition.

September 13, 2019 04:44 PM
Raiders' J.J. Nelson: Ruled out for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 13, 2019 05:20 PM
Raiders' J.J. Nelson: Misses another practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 12, 2019 05:24 PM
Raiders' J.J. Nelson: Misses practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 11, 2019 04:24 PM
Raiders' J.J. Nelson: Missing from practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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Career Receiving Stats
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2018ARI1427649.1170004
2017ARI1652950817.54626221
2016ARI1563456816.78069426
2015ARI1121129927.26427111
Total581685147517.4801123763
Career Rushing Stats
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2020SF0000---0000
2019OAK21000.00000
2018ARI142400.08000
2017ARI16533712.316002
2016ARI15648320.856113
2015ARI112100.00000
Total58161212010.056115
Career Kick Return Stats
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2019OAK200---00
2018ARI1400---00
2017ARI1600---00
2016ARI1525326.5390
2015ARI1100---00
Total5825326.5390
Career Punt Return Stats
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2020SF000---000
2019OAK200---000
2018ARI1400---000
2017ARI1600---000
2016ARI1500---000
2015ARI114133.24110
Total584133.24110
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/160
Birthdate:
4/24/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Midfield, AL, USA
School:
UAB
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: