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Top Matt Nelson News

  • Giants' Matt Nelson: Headed to New York

    The Giants signed Nelson on Thursday.

    Nelson spent the first four years of his career with the Lions, primarily in a backup role. He appeared in three games in 2023, before suffering an ankle injury that landed him on injured reserve. Nelson should serve as a depth option at right tackle for the Giants in the upcoming campaign.

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  • Lions' Matt Nelson: Moves to injured reserve

    Nelson (ankle) was placed on injured reserve by the Lions on Thursday.

    In Week 3 against the Falcons, the offensive tackle injured his ankle, left the field on a cart and did not return. Colby Sorsdal should take his place as the backup tackle Thursday versus the Packers.

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  • Lions' Matt Nelson: Not playing Thursday

    Nelson (ankle) will miss Detroit's game against the Packers on Thursday, Colton Pouncy of The Athletic reports.

    Nelson injured his ankle during the team's win against the Falcons last week and will now miss Thursday's game against the Packers as well. Colby Sorsdal will likely serve as the primary backup tackle in the injured 27-year-old's place.

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  • Lions' Matt Nelson: Exits game

    Nelson was carted off the field Sunday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

    The 27-year-old started the game against the Falcons at right tackle because Taylor Decker was out with an ankle injury. Nelson had 13 previous starts in five NFL seasons. If the tackle can't return, Dan Skipper is in line to replace him.

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  • Lions' Matt Nelson: Will not return

    Nelson (ankle) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Falcons. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Nelson left the game in the first half and was originally questionable to return. However, the 27-year-old will remain sidelined at the start of the second half. Dan Skipper, who originally replaced Nelson at right tackle is now questionable to return with a hamstring injury, so Colby Sorsdal has taken over at right tackle.

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  • Lions' Matt Nelson: Could return to game

    Nelson (ankle) is questionable to return Sunday against the Falcons.

    Nelson left the field on a cart, but he still has a chance to return to the game Sunday. The 27-year-old started the game at right tackle in place of Taylor Decker (ankle).

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  • Lions' Matt Nelson: Practices in full Wednesday

    Nelson (calf) was a full participant in the Lions' practice Wednesday.

    Nelson has been sidelined since picking up a calf injury ahead of the Lions' Week 5 loss to the Patriots, though he appears to be healthy again after returning to practice as a full participant in the team's first practice Week 11. The 26-year-old should slot in alongside fellow reserve tackle Dan Skipper moving forward.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 295 lbs
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, IA
Age: 28
School: Iowa
Experience: 5