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David Nelson

David Nelson - WR

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 214 lbs.
Birthday 11/07/1986
Birthplace Wichita Falls, TX
College Florida
Years played 4

NFL Links: Ngata's added girth paying off

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 10:49 a.m. ET
Haloti Ngata's extra weight is helping already, the Saints' pass rush is a big problem and the Browns' new owner won't make any snap decisions.

Giants WR Nicks out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin ruled WR Hakeem Nicks out for Sunday’s game against the Browns.

Browns wide receivers need to step up

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 10:53 a.m. ET
Steve DiMatteo says it's time for a receiver to step up and assume the No. 1 role in the Browns' offense.

Scout's Notebook: Browns FB Owen Marecic

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki breaks down one of the NFL's most physical dinosaurs, Browns FB Owen Marecic. 

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
While the Steelers rested in Week Four, the Bengals and Ravens pulled further ahead in the AFC North.

Browns' Little has potential, lacks consistency

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
In Week Four, viewers saw what makes Browns WR Greg Little so interesting — but maddening — to watch.

Fans cheer refs, and Ravens beat Browns

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
QB Joe Flacco threw for 356 yards and one TD and ran for another to lead the Ravens to a 23-16 win over the Browns Thursday night.

Cheers as NFL refs return: 'It's good to be back'

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 11:43 p.m. ET
The real refs were back at work Thursday night in Baltimore for the Browns-Ravens Week Four contest.

Browns' defense sorely missing CB Haden

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
CB Joe Haden’s suspension has helped put the Browns' organization on a collision course with massive changes in the offseason.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 8 p.m. ET
In this week's AFC North Spin cycle, we explore the Ravens' soaring passing game and the Steelers' struggling pass rush. 

Monday injury report for Week Four

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 7:45 p.m. ET
The Browns and Ravens did not practice Monday but the practice report for their Thursday-night game is an estimation.

Bills lose Spiller, beat Browns

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three touchdown passes and the Bills overcame the loss of running back C.J. Spiller to beat the  Browns 24-14 on Sunday.

Young Browns offense faces big test against Bills

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
In this week’s game vs. the Bills, the Browns are looking at a fork in the road of this season and, potentially, the future of the franchise.

Smith, Hargrove visit NFL for talks on bounties

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday about the Saints bounty scandal.

Jim Brown reuniting with Browns

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Hall of Fame RB Jim Brown, who has had a rift with his former team for years, plans to take part in Browns alumni events this weekend in Cleveland.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 08, 2013
The Browns signed Nelson to a one-year contract Monday.||||||| Nelson, who played three seasons for Buffalo, is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in last season's opener. The 6-foot-5, 214-pounder started 17 games for the Bills, who signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Nelson had 94 catches for 1,042 yards and eight touchdowns with the Bills. In 2011, he was second on the club in catches (61) and receiving yards (658). He also had five TDs.
Posted Feb. 24, 2013
Nelson is preparing to become a free agent after the Buffalo Bills informed the third-year player they will not extend him a contract offer to retain his rights. General manager Buddy Nix says he informed Nelson's agent of the decision Sunday. The Bills reached a similar decision with receiver Donald Jones earlier this month.||||||| The move wasn't entirely a surprise for Nelson, who anticipated the possibility after the Bills fired coach Chan Gailey. Doug Marrone was hired to take over last month. An undrafted free agent out of Florida, Nelson was a dependable contributor during his first two years, with a combined 92 catches for 1,011 yards and eight touchdowns. Last year, he never made it past the season opener, when he tore a right knee ligament.
Posted Sept. 11, 2012
Nelson was placed on injured reserve this week.||||||| Nelson will miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his right knee during Buffalo's 48-28 loss at the New York Jets in the opener.
Posted Sept. 10, 2012
A person familiar with Buffalo Bills receiver David Nelson's injury says the player has a torn ligament in his right knee and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Nelson was hurt early into the fourth quarter of Sunday's 48-24 loss to the New York Jets when he went down away from the play. After being helped off the field, he was spotted walking on the injured leg along the sideline.||||||| The person provided the update on Monday after Nelson had tests Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the team has not provided an update. The third year player had become a favorite target of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick last season, when he finished second on the team with 61 catches for 658 yards and five touchdowns.
Posted Aug. 06, 2012
Nelson and center Eric Wood are among the regulars who have been ruled out by coach Chan Gailey from playing in the team's preseason opener against the Washington Redskins on Thursday.||||||| Nelson was limited to participating in individual drills on Monday in his first practice since spraining his right knee on July 28, three days into training camp.

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