The Cleveland Browns went out and signed David Nelson to a one year contract. Nelson showed a lot of talent in the 2011 season for the Buffalo Bills. He tore his anterior cruciate ligament in last season’s opener with the Bills and missed the rest of the season.

Nelson who is, 6-foot-5, 214 Lbs., had a good 2011 season with the Bills. He caught 94 passes, for 1,042 yards and eight touchdowns. He brings in size to the Browns receiving group and his has good hands. The Browns  have to wonder if he can still make all the moves he did before the knee injury.

Nelson was a UN-drafted free agent for the Bills in 2010. He had one good year with Buffalo before his injury and he was second on the team in receptions in 2011. If he can come back and play the way he did in 2011, he will be a solid addition to the Cleveland Browns.

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Readers Comments (4)

  1. RICK

    LG, I like this pickup it has to help the depth of the WR’s

    • LG

      I hope he is healthy and not a problem in the locker room. I get nervous when a team lets a guy go who had a heck of a year before his injury.

      • Leon II

        Nelson has huge upside and low risk with just a one year deal. I’m not concerned at all that the Bills let him go. The Bills have a new head Coach in Doug Marrone who is trying to build the team in his image. Marrone likes to run a flexible WCO typically a one RB, one WR, and two TE set. Nelson, as a 6’5″ possession slot receiver, isn’t a player of need in Marrone’s scheme as he uses TEs to fill the over the middle role. Add in that the Bills already have Stevie Johnson and four young WR who flashed potential (at least as much as they could with Fitz throwing to them) when Nelson went down – well he wasn’t needed. By signing him to a one-year contract the Browns are taking a relatively safe gamble on a big, reliable possession receiver to play in the slot – something the Browns have lacked. If his knee has healed to where he can regain his former level of mobility his sure hands will be a huge asset. It it hasn’t, well we aren’t out much and not tied to him for more then the season.

  2. RB

    It’s only one year. I’m okay with the risk.


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