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Eagles release veteran LB Nelson

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia Eagles have released linebacker Corey Nelson. He signed with the team during the off-season.

Nelson’s move was announced a short time after the team signed linebacker Jaboree Williams on Sunday moring. Williams is an undrafted free agent after playing college football with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

With the release of Nelson, the team now has 89 players on their roster. The team has one final preseason game left on Thursday against the New York Jets at 7 pm at Lincoln Financial Field before they have to make their final roster cuts.

Nelson signed a one-year deal with the Eagles on March 14th, 2018. He was outplayd by Nate Gerry and Kamu Grugier-Hill for the team’s third linebacker position.

He signed with the team, as they had high hopes for him. However, those high hopes never materialized, as he was invisible for most of training camp.

The team saves $1 million by making this move. However, they will have to deal with his $600,000 of dead cap space, though.

Nelson previously played with the Denver Broncos. They made him the 242nd overall pick in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

With the Broncos, he appeared in 53 games, including six starts, all in 2016. He had 62 tackles, 1.0 sacks, and one fumble recovery.

As a 25-year-old, he played in just five games in 2017 with two tackles. The previous three-years, he played in 48 games.

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