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  Jets | Shawn Nelson waived    Tue Nov 22, 06:32 PM

The New York Jets waived TE Shawn Nelson (illness) Tuesday, Nov. 22, with an undisclosed non-football illness.

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  Jets | Week 11 Inactives    Thu Nov 17, 07:13 PM

The New York Jets have declared FS Brodney Pool, CB Ellis Lankster, WR Jeremy Kerley, QB Kevin O'Connell, RB LaDainian Tomlinson, DL Martin Tevaseu, TE Shawn Nelson inactive for Week 11.

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  Jets | Three ruled out    Wed Nov 16, 02:41 PM

New York Jets DB Brodney Pool (knee), WR Jeremy Kerley (knee) and TE Shawn Nelson (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 16, and have been ruled out for Week 11.

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  Jets | Three miss practice    Tue Nov 15, 06:25 PM

New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (knee), TE Shawn Nelson (illness) and WR Patrick Turner (kidney) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Footballguys view: Kerley has become a key outlet for Mark Sanchez, so if he's out, the Jets pass offense could become even less effective than it has been of late.

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  Jets | Four miss practice    Mon Nov 14, 06:23 PM

New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (knee), TE Shawn Nelson (illness), DB Brodney Pool (knee) and WR Patrick Turner (kidney) did not practice Monday, Nov. 14.

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  Jets | Week 10 Inactives    Sun Nov 13, 07:10 PM

The New York Jets have declared RB Bilal Powell, FS Brodney Pool, WR Eron Riley, DL Kenrick Ellis, QB Kevin O'Connell, DL Martin Tevaseu, TE Shawn Nelson inactive for Week 10.

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  Jets | Two questionable    Fri Nov 11, 02:24 PM

New York Jets TE Shawn Nelson (illness) and S Brodney Pool (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 11, and are questionable for Week 10.

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  Jets | Week 9 Inactives    Sun Nov 6, 11:40 AM

The New York Jets have declared RB Bilal Powell, WR Eron Riley, CB Isaiah Trufant, DL Kenrick Ellis, QB Kevin O'Connell, DL Mike DeVito, TE Shawn Nelson inactive for Week 9.

Footballguys view: DeVito is a stout presence up front on defense for the Jets, so this helps the Bills cause on offense.

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  Jets | Shawn Nelson signed     Mon Oct 31, 10:19 AM

The New York Jets have signed free-agent TE Shawn Nelson (Bills). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Jets | No plans to sign Shawn Nelson    Fri Oct 28, 11:38 PM

The New York Jets have no plans to sign free-agent TE Shawn Nelson (Bills) next week, according to a source. The Jets play the Buffalo Bills in Week 9.

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  Jets | Shawn Nelson works out    Tue Oct 25, 10:39 PM

The New York Jets worked out free-agent TE Shawn Nelson (Bills) Tuesday, Oct. 25. The team faces the Buffalo Bills in Week 9 after the bye.

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  Patriots | Recently worked out several players    Mon Sep 12, 01:32 PM

The New England Patriots recently worked out free-agent TE Shawn Nelson (Bills), CBs Prince Miller (Ravens) and Josh Victorian (Ravens) and S Mana Silva (Ravens).

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  Bills | Make roster moves to get to 53    Sat Sep 3, 06:02 PM

The Buffalo Bills have released LS Danny Aiken, WR Kamar Aiken, QB Levi Brown, FB Jehuu Caulcrick, TE Mike Caussin, LB Antonio Coleman, CB Reggie Corner, WR Craig Davis, DE Lionel Dotson, DB Sidney Glover, C Geoff Hangartner, LB Brandon Hicks, OG Cordaro Howard, DT Michael Jasper, DE T.J. Langley, CB Doyle Miller, TE Shawn Nelson, DB Joshua Nesbitt, WR Naaman Roosevelt, C Michael Switzer, T Jason Watkins and OL Mansfield Wrotto. The team waived injured SS Jon Corto (undisclosed), WR Felton Huggins (concussion), LB Jammie Kirlew (undisclosed) and OT Ed Wang (shoulder). The team also placed RB Bruce Hall (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season.

Footballguys view: Buster Davis is officially a bust on two teams now as he couldn't make the Bills roster after they let Lee Evans go in a trade.

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  Bills | Shawn Nelson could be on roster bubble    Thu Sep 1, 02:33 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson may be in danger of not making the final 53-man roster if the team decides to keep only three tight ends.

Footballguys view: Nelson had decent upside when he came out of college, but hasn't shown much progress during his pro career.

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  Bills | Five players return to practice    Mon Aug 29, 05:30 PM

Buffalo Bills RB Johnny White (head), WRs Roscoe Parrish (hamstring) and Donald Jones (head), TE Shawn Nelson (leg) and LB Chris White (ankle) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: We like the future upside of White, but right now he's behind Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller on the team's depth chart. He's a no-nonsense north and south runner who regularly wins collisions. White also has better initial burst than some give him credit for.

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  Bills | Several missing from practice field    Wed Aug 17, 01:30 AM

Buffalo Bills WR Kamar Aiken, OT Chris Hairston, PK Chris Hazley, TE Shawn Nelson, TE Zach Pianalto and CB Justin Rogers were each sidelined from practice Tuesday, Aug. 16, due to undisclosed injuries. LB Kelvin Sheppard (hamstring) was also unavailable due to a hamstring ailment.

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  Bills | Several players miss Saturday practice    Sun Aug 7, 03:01 AM

Buffalo Bills CB Aaron Williams (hand) suffered a hand injury Saturday, Aug. 6, and will undergo further tests. WR Donald Jones (calf), LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles'), LB Kelvin Sheppard (undisclosed), CB Justin Rogers (undisclosed), TE Shawn Nelson (undisclosed) and WR Marcus Easley (undisclosed) all missed practice, too. CB Drayton Florence (cramps) suffered cramps toward the end of practice, while LB Danny Batten (undisclosed) was shaken up on a play after a heavy hit.

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  Bills | David Nelson misses practice    Fri Aug 5, 07:39 PM

Buffalo Bills WR David Nelson (undisclosed) missed practice Friday, Aug. 5, after having trouble catching his breath during practice Thursday, Aug. 4. Doctors are still trying to determine the cause of his breathing problems. Head coach Chan Gailey expects Nelson to return in the next two days. TEs David Martin (toe) and Shawn Nelson (undisclosed) also sat out, and DL Shawne Merriman was given a day to rest.

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  Bills | Shawn Nelson still dealing with migraines    Thu Jan 6, 01:46 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (migraines) is scheduled to meet with a specialist this week to figure out why he is dealing with migraines at this time, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. Nelson has dealt with migraines periodically for the past decade and is not sure what triggered his latest bout of migraines.

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  Bills | Two out for year    Tue Dec 14, 06:31 PM

The Buffalo Bills placed WR Lee Evans (ankle) on the Injured Reserve list and placed TE Shawn Nelson (migraines) on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Dec. 14, according to BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.

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  Bills | Week 14 Inactives    Sun Dec 12, 11:56 AM

The Buffalo Bills have declared CB Ashton Youboty, C Geoff Hangartner, RB Jehuu Caulcrick, DL John McCargo, DL Kellen Heard, QB Levi Brown, TE Mike Caussin, TE Shawn Nelson inactive for Week 14.

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  Bills | Shawn Nelson doubtful for Week 14    Fri Dec 10, 02:47 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (illness) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 10. He is listed as doubtful for Week 14 and is not expected to play.

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  Bills | Two sit out Thursday    Thu Dec 9, 05:33 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (illness) and C Geoff Hangartner (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 9, according to BuffaloBills.com.

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  Bills | Week 13 Inactives    Sun Dec 5, 12:12 PM

The Buffalo Bills have declared OG Eric Wood, RB Jehuu Caulcrick, QB Levi Brown, TE Mike Caussin, TE Scott Chandler, TE Shawn Nelson, CB Terrence McGee, DL Torell Troup inactive for Week 13.

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Mike Caussin player page


  Bills | Two ruled out for Week 13    Fri Dec 3, 07:09 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (migraines) and OG Eric Wood (ankle) did not practice Friday, Dec. 3, and are ruled out for Week 13.

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  Bills | Three players ruled out for Week 13    Fri Dec 3, 02:48 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (migraines), OG Eric Wood (ankle) and CB Terrence McGee (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 3, and have been ruled out for Week 13.

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  Bills | Five miss Thursday practice    Thu Dec 2, 07:09 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee (knee), TE Shawn Nelson (illness), LB Reggie Torbor (shoulder), DT Torell Troup (fibula) and G Eric Wood (ankle) all missed practice Thursday, Dec. 2.

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  Bills | Shawn Nelson dealing with migraines    Thu Dec 2, 02:22 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (migraines) has been dealing with migraines over the last week, which is why he has been on the injury list since late last week, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com.

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  Bills | Seven miss practice Wednesday    Wed Dec 1, 05:56 PM

Buffalo Bills OG Demetrius Bell (knee), DL Dwan Edwards (hamstring), LB Chris Kelsay (illness), CB Terrence McGee (knee), TE Shawn Nelson (illness), LB Reggie Torbor (shoulder) and OL Eric Wood (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 1, according to BuffaloBills.com.

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  Bills | Shawn Nelson sits Friday, listed as probable    Fri Nov 26, 02:55 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (illness) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 26. He is listed as probable for Week 12 and is expected to play.

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  Bills | Shawn Nelson probable for Week 7    Fri Oct 22, 02:46 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (groin) participated in practice Friday, Oct. 22. He is listed as probable for Week 7 and is expected to play.

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  Bills | Two players fully practice Thursday    Thu Oct 21, 04:33 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (groin) and FS Bryan Scott (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 21.

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  Bills | Shawn Nelson, Bryan Scott practice Wednesday    Wed Oct 20, 05:18 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (groin) and FS Bryan Scott (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 20.

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  Bills | Shawn Nelson activated to roster    Mon Oct 11, 12:49 PM

The Buffalo Bills have activated TE Shawn Nelson to their active roster, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. Nelson was suspended for the first four games of the season.

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  Bills | Shawn Nelson limited Friday    Fri Oct 8, 02:59 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 8, and is listed as questionable for Week 5. Head coach Chan Gailey said he is not sure if the team will activate Nelson after serving his four-game suspension.

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  Bills | Shawn Nelson underwent surgery    Mon Oct 4, 04:38 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (groin) underwent surgery on his groin roughly four weeks ago and rejoined the team Monday, Oct. 4, according to BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown. Nelson said he is almost done with rehab from his surgery. It is unknown if he will be able to play in Week 5.

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  Bills | Seven don't participate in morning practice Sunday    Sun Aug 22, 07:25 PM

Buffalo Bills LB Kawika Mitchell (undisclosed), OG Eric Wood (leg), OT Demetrius Bell (leg), WR James Hardy (undisclosed), TE Shawn Nelson (undisclosed), DT Kyle Williams (hand) and DL Marcus Stroud (undisclosed) did not participate in the team's morning practice Sunday, Aug. 22, reports BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.

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  Bills | Shawn Nelson suspended four games    Fri Aug 20, 12:16 PM

The NFL has suspended Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson for the first four games of the season for violating the league's policy and program for substances of abuse, reports BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.

Footballguys view: You can remove Nelson from your TE deep sleepers list, if you haven't already. He was running behind Jonathan Stupar already, so this just caps a very disappointing camp for Nelson.

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  Bills | Shawn Nelson working on technique    Wed Aug 18, 04:13 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson said he has been working on improving his route running technique as well as his blocking during practices, according to Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News. 'If that's my only weakness, my only problem, then that's a good thing for me. [It's good] if it's not running the correct route or making a correct block. It's just technique, that's just a small thing you can work on. You can always get better. It's just simple things like taking your first steps with the left foot or right foot, small things like that. It's nothing big,' Nelson said.

Footballguys view: Nelson has good potential, but it's not quite coming together for him yet. He's currently listed behind Jonahtan Stupar and should not be drafted in most every fantasy league.

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  Bills | Increased role coming for TE Nelson    Sat Jul 24, 02:12 PM

Michael Blunda, from ProFootballWeekly.com, notes that with few weapons in the passing game second-year tight end Shawn Nelson is in for a bigger role this season.

Footballguys view: Nelson was a fourth-round pick last year, but failed to impress as a rookie even though he was a starter in 12 games. He caught only 17 passes with only one touchdown reception. We like Nelson's skill set, but do not love the Bills passing game. There are several other young tight ends worth taking a chance on as a backup player for your fantasy teams.

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  Bills | Five battling for starting tight end duties    Sun Jul 4, 02:56 PM

Buffalo Bills TEs Shawn Nelson, Jonathan Stupar, Michael Matthews, Derek Schouman and Joe Klopfenstein are competing for the team's starting tight end role, reports Tony Jones, of BuffaloBills.com. Head coach Chan Gailey appears to want more out of the position than just a dynamic pass receiver.

Footballguys view: We like second-year player Shawn Nelson over any of these other guys. Nelson is a strong player who gets up to his top speed in a hurry. He's athletic enough to attack the deep middle seams of a defense, but also shows good effort as a blocker. We'll see how this battle shakes out in training camp.

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Michael Matthews player page
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  Bills | Shawn Nelson expected to start    Sat Jun 19, 06:17 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson is expected to start this season, reports Allen Wilson, of The Buffalo News.

Footballguys view: Nelson isn't much of a blocker, but has a good size/speed combination. He knows how to use his big frame to shield defenders away from the ball, and has the athleticism to pick up significant yards after the catch.

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  Bills | Nelson a factor in the passing game    Sun Jun 6, 06:17 PM

Chris Brown, from BuffaloBills.com, notes that with no proven number two wide receiver on the roster, the Bills passing game could be looking to lean on their tight end a bit more than they have in seasons past. With the way Shawn Nelson has performed the past three days it should serve to convince the coaching staff that it's a route they can take this fall. Nelson made four more receptions on Sunday as he has been a frequent target during both 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work. He missed the second week of OTAs due to a personal conflict at home in Louisiana, but is back in the fold and performing. "Everything is going pretty well," said Nelson. "I think I've gotten better at blocking and I've gotten stronger. I always feel like I'm a threat in the passing game. With the offense that we've got going in, coach Gailey is putting some real good plays in for us, not just for myself, but as a team. I just think we've developed a whole lot from where we were last year as a team."

Footballguys view: Nelson is very impressive athletically, and has improved as a blocker over the last year. The Bills offensive line is far from the greatest in the league, so the quarterback will have to get rid of the ball quickly. That could mean an increase in targets for Nelson, who can create mismatches when he's on the field.

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  Bills | Nelson likely starting TE    Thu Mar 11, 09:21 PM

Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson is the prospective starting tight end for 2010. Behind him are TEs Derek Schouman, Jonathan Stupar and Joe Klopfenstein.

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  Bills | Nelson, Whitner questionable for Week 17    Fri Jan 1, 05:31 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (illness) and SS Donte Whitner (illness) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1. They are listed as questionable for Week 17.

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  Bills | Four players miss practice Thursday    Thu Dec 31, 05:10 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Steve Johnson (ankle), TE Shawn Nelson (illness), DT Marcus Stroud (back, illness) and SS Donte Whitner (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31. They are considered questionable for Week 17.

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  Bills | Nelson injured Week 14, able to return    Sun Dec 13, 07:14 PM

Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 14 but was able to return to the game.

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  Bills | Nelson probable for Week 14    Fri Dec 11, 03:11 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (shoulder) participated in practice Friday, Dec. 11. He is listed as probable for Week 14 and will play.

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  Bills | Four miss practice Monday    Mon Nov 30, 05:17 PM

Buffalo Bills OT Demetrius Bell (knee), DL John McCargo (calf), TE Shawn Nelson (undisclosed) and CB Ashton Youboty (ankle) did not practice Monday, Nov. 30.

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  Bills | Five players probable for Week 10    Fri Nov 13, 02:49 PM

Buffalo Bills FB Corey McIntyre (knee), FS Jairus Byrd (groin), TE Shawn Nelson (head), FS Bryan Scott (ankle) and OT Jonathan Scott (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 13. They are listed as probable for Week 10 and are expected to play.

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