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Browns cut David Nelson

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The once-promising career of wide receiver David Nelson has taken another hit.

Nelson has been cut by the Browns, a league source tells PFT.

As an undrafted rookie out of Florida in 2010, Nelson became a surprisingly effective receiver with the Bills, and he had an even better season in 2011, catching 61 passes for 658 yards. But Nelson suffered a torn ACL in Week One of the 2012 season, and the Bills decided not to tender him a contract this year.

The Browns liked what they saw enough to make Nelson an offer in the offseason, but not enough to keep him on the 53-man roster. He’ll now hope to catch on elsewhere.

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6 Responses to “Browns cut David Nelson”
  1. browns627 says: Aug 31, 2013 9:56 AM

    this will turn out to be the biggest mistake the browns make all season. nelson is a top 25 WR in the league and they needed to give him a few more weeks… oh well CHUD is doing great things with this team and i’m not going to slam him… he’s the coach.

  2. dontasemebro says: Aug 31, 2013 10:02 AM

    Bummer. He just couldn’t shake the injury bug. Looked terrible Thursday night. Best of luck Dave.

  3. denverwally says: Aug 31, 2013 10:08 AM

    Wow, can’t even make the Browns with their list of crappy receivers? Nelson must have really slowed down from that injury.

  4. ytownjoe says: Aug 31, 2013 11:36 AM

    Nelson kept falling down as the ball sailed by.

  5. jeffreyshulenburg says: Aug 31, 2013 11:43 AM

    Nelson was the most reliable target in Buffalo the past few years. We may have been thin at WR, but I honestly felt that he was the best WR on the team, yes, even better than Stevie Johnson. Nelsons size makes him always open in the slot. He has sure hands and rarely drops a pass. The guy is an amazing route runner. His only knock is that he isnt the fastest guy. Hes almost a glorified TE, but in that category he would be near the top.

    Good luck David! I wish the higher ups in Buffalo had given you that tender

  6. veritas03 says: Aug 31, 2013 1:25 PM

    Best of luck to him. With his injury and the roster requirements it was a race against the clock. But after Thursday’s game, it is clear that he isn’t anywhere near his pre-injury self.

    One has to think this isn’t the end of the road for him. It would be great to see him work hard, fully recover and land a spot with a team this season.

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