The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with linebacker Corey Nelson.
Nelson (6-1, 226) was a seventh-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos in 2014, and spent the last four seasons with the team. During his time in Denver, Nelson was a key special teams contributor and appeared in 53 regular-season games (five starts) and four postseason contests, including the team’s victory in Super Bowl 50 vs. the Carolina Panthers in 2015. Over his four-year career with the Broncos, Nelson recorded 88 defensive tackles (58 solo), six passes defensed and 18 special teams tackles. He also recorded four special teams tackles in the postseason, including three during Denver’s win in Super Bowl 50.
In addition to his contributions on the field, Nelson was named the Broncos’ inaugural Community Rookie of the Year in 2014 for his off-field contributions during his first NFL season.
Prior to being drafted by the Broncos, Nelson attended the University of Oklahoma, where he appeared in 45 games and recorded 154 tackles, (76 solo), and 7.5 sacks. Nelson also finished his collegiate career with one interception, 11 passes defensed and one fumble recovery.