Corey Nelson

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Corey Nelson
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Nelson with the Denver Broncos in 2014
No. 56 – Denver Broncos
Position:Inside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1992-04-22) April 22, 1992 (age 27)
Dallas, Texas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:231 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school:Skyline (Dallas, Texas)
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 7 / Pick: 242
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2019
Total tackles:114
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:6
Player stats at

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.[1] He played college football at Oklahoma.

Professional career[edit]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Nelson was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round, 242nd overall, in the 2014 NFL Draft.[2]

2014 season[edit]

Nelson played all 16 regular-season games his rookie year and totaled 13 tackles, one pass defensed, and four special-teams stops.

2015 season[edit]

In the 2015 season, Nelson played all 16 regular-season games and totaled 10 tackles, one sack, and seven special-teams stops.

On February 7, 2016, Nelson was part of the Broncos team that won Super Bowl 50. In the game, he recorded one tackle as the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24–10.[3]

2016 season[edit]

In the 2016 season, Nelson played in all 16 games with five starts recording a career-high 67 tackles and five passes defensed.

2017 season[edit]

On October 21, 2017, Nelson was placed on injured reserve after having surgery on a torn bicep.[4]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On March 14, 2018, Nelson signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.[5] He was released on August 26, 2018.[6]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

On September 10, 2018, Nelson was signed by the Atlanta Falcons.[7] He was released on September 22, 2018.[8]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On January 3, 2019, Nelson signed a reserve/future contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[9] He was released during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[10]

Denver Broncos (second stint)[edit]

On September 2, 2019, Nelson was re-signed by the Denver Broncos.[11] In Week 8, Nelson suffered a torn biceps and was ruled out for the remainder of the season.[12][13]


  1. ^ "Denver Broncos select linebacker Corey Nelson in the seventh round of the NFL Draft". NewsOK. May 10, 2014.
  2. ^ Caldwell, Gray (May 10, 2014). "Denver Broncos Close Draft with LB Nelson in Seventh Round". Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  4. ^ DiLalla, Aric (October 21, 2017). "Broncos make slew of roster moves ahead of Sunday's game vs. Chargers".
  5. ^ "LB Corey Nelson Agrees To One-Year Deal With Eagles". March 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "LB Corey Nelson Released". August 26, 2018.
  7. ^ McFadden, Will (September 10, 2018). "Falcons waive Deante Burton, Jeff Overbaugh; sign trio of players".
  8. ^ McFadden, Will (September 22, 2018). "Falcons reach an injury settlement with Corey Nelson, promote Dewey Jarvis to the active roster".
  9. ^ Smith, Scott (January 3, 2019). "Bucs Add Five More to 2019 Roster".
  10. ^ Smith, Scott (August 30, 2019). "Bucs Move Toward 53-Man Roster with 21 Moves". Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  11. ^ DiLalla, Aric (September 2, 2019). "Broncos sign three players to active roster".
  12. ^ Williams, Charean (October 28, 2019). "Corey Nelson done for the year with a torn biceps". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  13. ^ DiLalla, Aric (November 1, 2019). "Broncos placing QB Joe Flacco, LB Corey Nelson on injured reserve".

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