Falcons Release LB Corey Nelson, Promote LB Richard Jarvis


The Atlanta Falcons announced that they have promoted LB Richard Jarvis to their active roster and released LB Corey Nelson with an injury settlement.

Nelson, 26, is a former seventh-round pick of the Broncos back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2,268,600 contract and made a base salary of $690,000 for the 2017 season before signing one-year, $1.6 million contract with the Eagles this past March.

Unfortunately, the Eagles elected to release Nelson in a move that cleared $1 million of available cap space. The Buccaneers brought him in for a workout this week, but he left Tampa Bay without a deal.

He signed on with the Falcons earlier this month, making his stint in Atlanta short-lived.

In 2017, Nelson appeared in five games for the Broncos and recorded four tackles and no sacks.

Jarvis, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Falcons back in May as an undrafted free agent out of Brown. He was set to make a base salary of $485,000 for the 2018 season when Atlanta waived him.

He signed to the Falcons’ practice squad once passing through waivers unclaimed.

Jarvis was able to make the Falcons’ 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, but they elected to cut him loose.


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