Nelson with the Denver Broncos in 2014
|No. 56 – Denver Broncos|
|Born:||April 22, 1992|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||231 lb (105 kg)|
|High school:||Skyline (Dallas, Texas)|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 7 / Pick: 242|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Roster status:||Injured reserve|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2019|
Corey Nelson (born April 22, 1992) is an American football inside linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Broncos in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma.
Nelson played all 16 regular-season games his rookie year and totaled 13 tackles, one pass defensed, and four special-teams stops.
In the 2015 season, Nelson played all 16 regular-season games and totaled 10 tackles, one sack, and seven special-teams stops.
In the 2016 season, Nelson played in all 16 games with five starts recording a career-high 67 tackles and five passes defensed.
On October 21, 2017, Nelson was placed on injured reserve after having surgery on a torn bicep.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos (second stint)
- "Denver Broncos select linebacker Corey Nelson in the seventh round of the NFL Draft". NewsOK. May 10, 2014.
- Caldwell, Gray (May 10, 2014). "Denver Broncos Close Draft with LB Nelson in Seventh Round". DenverBroncos.com. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
- "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
- DiLalla, Aric (October 21, 2017). "Broncos make slew of roster moves ahead of Sunday's game vs. Chargers". DenverBroncos.com.
- "LB Corey Nelson Agrees To One-Year Deal With Eagles". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. March 14, 2018.
- "LB Corey Nelson Released". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. August 26, 2018.
- McFadden, Will (September 10, 2018). "Falcons waive Deante Burton, Jeff Overbaugh; sign trio of players". AtlantaFalcons.com.
- McFadden, Will (September 22, 2018). "Falcons reach an injury settlement with Corey Nelson, promote Dewey Jarvis to the active roster". AtlantaFalcons.com.
- Smith, Scott (January 3, 2019). "Bucs Add Five More to 2019 Roster". Buccaneers.com.
- Smith, Scott (August 30, 2019). "Bucs Move Toward 53-Man Roster with 21 Moves". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
- DiLalla, Aric (September 2, 2019). "Broncos sign three players to active roster". DenverBroncos.com.
- Williams, Charean (October 28, 2019). "Corey Nelson done for the year with a torn biceps". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
- DiLalla, Aric (November 1, 2019). "Broncos placing QB Joe Flacco, LB Corey Nelson on injured reserve". DenverBroncos.com.
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