Oakland Raiders
    J.J. Nelson
    J.J. Nelson
    J.J. Nelson
    Healthy
    Wide Receiver | Oakland Raiders
    Date of Birth 4/24/1992
    Height, Weight 5'10", 160 lbs
    From Midfield, AL
    College UAB
    Experience 4 Years
    Drafted 2015 - Rd 5
    Salary --
    2019 Season
    Rec
    4
    --
    Rec Yds
    36
    --
    Rec TD
    1
    --
    BIOGRAPHY  
    Date of Birth 4/24/1992
    Height, Weight 5'10", 160 lbs
    From Midfield, AL
    College UAB
    Experience 4 Years
    Drafted 2015 - Rd 5
    Salary --
    RotowireOct 10, 6:11p ET

    News

    The Raiders released Nelson (knee) on Thursday.

    Impact

    Oakland was counting on the speedy Nelson to provide the team with a field-stretching threat opposite Tyrell Williams, but that never really came to fruition while the former missed four of the team's first five contests due to injury. With the Raiders recently bringing in Zay Jones via trade to bolster the receiving corps, there apparently wasn't any room left for the banged-up Nelson. Once he shakes off the injury, Nelson could end up re-signing with Oakland or land elsewhere as a depth option.

    RotowireOct 6, 11:46a ET

    News

    Nelson (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears in London.

    Impact

    Nelson was downgraded to non-participant in Friday's practice, which turned out to be a harbinger of his inactive status. With Nelson's fellow wideouts Tyrell Williams (foot) and Dwayne Harris (ankle) also on the shelf Sunday, the Raiders are down to a top receiver trio of rookie Hunter Renfrow, Keelan Doss and Trevor Davis against a ferocious Bears defense. Tight end Darren Waller may be in line for a bump in his already massive workload as a result, but quarterback Derek Carr's prospects, already shaky to start with versus Chicago, become downright grim in the wake of the multiple absences.

    RotowireOct 4, 10:03a ET

    News

    Nelson (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Bears in London.

    Impact

    Nelson worked as a limited participant the first two days of the week, so it's not a great sign that he was downgraded to a non-participant Friday. Tyrell Williams (foot) and Dwayne Harris (ankle) are also questionable, potentially pushing Hunter Renfrow and Trevor Davis into expanded roles Sunday.

    RotowireOct 3, 11:32a ET

    News

    Nelson (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

    Impact

    Nelson was a last-minute inactive ahead of the Week 4 win over the Colts in what was attributed to a bout of leg tightness, but it's a knee issue more specifically that has limited his reps in practice the past two days. While Nelson's ability to practice in any capacity can be taken as a positive sign, he'll probably need to upgrade to full participation Friday to have any shot at avoiding an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against the Bears.

    RotowireOct 2, 3:49p ET

    News

    Nelson (knee) participated in a limited fashion during Wednesday's practice.

    Impact

    Nelson was slated to play in Week 4 versus the Colts but felt leg tightness in pregame warmups and was deemed inactive. The Raiders will likely take precaution with Nelson this week, and it's a good sign he's still participating in some capacity Wednesday. Nelson could have a major role on offense in Sunday's game versus the Chiefs if he can shake this injury since Tyrell Williams (foot) sat out Wednesday's practice.