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Cleveland Browns


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

Former Browns, Ravens owner Modell passes away

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
Art Modell, whose 43-year NFL career made him a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Thursday at the age of 87.

NFLPA asks for restraining order in bounty case

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
A temporary restraining order to allow players suspended in connection with "bountygate" to rejoin their teams and play in Week One has been requested.

Browns CB Haden has appealed suspension

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 9:30 a.m. ET
Browns CB Joe Haden has appealed a potential four-game suspension, club president Mike Holmgren told 92.3 FM in Cleveland on Tuesday.

Browns rookie RB Richardson may play in opener

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
Sidelined and hidden from public view for nearly a month, Browns rookie RB Trent Richardson might play in Cleveland's season opener.

Eagles acquire S Sims in trade with Browns

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 11:17 p.m. ET
The Eagles acquired first-year FS David Sims from the Browns in a trade Friday.

Browns cut QB Wallace, TE Moore

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Browns cut QB Seneca Wallace and TE Evan Moore, according to multiple reports.

Should the Browns worry about Richardson?

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Steve DiMatteo says even if Trent Richardson comes back in time for Week One, there will be a tinge of worry as he gets his feet wet in the NFL.

Jets claim P Lanning off waivers

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
The Jets claimed P Spencer Lanning off waivers from the Browns, creating competition for second-year P T.J. Conley.

Browns' Fujita optimistic he'll play in opener

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
Suspended Browns LB Scott Fujita remains hopeful that he will be allowed to play in Week One.

Browns place NT Taylor on PUP list

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
The Browns placed NT Phil Taylor on the reserve/PUP list in the hopes that he can play in 2012.

Browns cut WR Mitchell

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
The Browns trimmed their roster to 80 players on Sunday and cut WR Carlton Mitchell.

Weeden's age working in his favor in Cleveland

Posted Aug. 23, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
If things finally turn around for the Browns, Brandon Weeden is the most qualified quarterback in years to help make that happen.

Browns CB Haden back for afternoon practice

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
Browns CB Joe Haden, ejected from practice by head coach Pat Shurmur on Wednesday morning, was reportedly back for a walk-through this afternoon.

Dolphins OG Steinbach to retire

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
Dolphins OG Eric Steinbach will announce his retirement Wednesday, head coach Joe Philbin said.

Browns' Hardesty top option with Richardson sidelined

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Browns RB Montario Hardesty fought injuries his first two NFL seasons, but he has fared better this summer.

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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