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David Nelson missed OTAs due to quarantine

Jets WR David Nelson was not at some of the OTAs last week, as he had been quarantined after receiving a mosquito bite in Haiti (Costello, June 6).  At Nelson’s worst part of his illness, he had a 104-degree fever and strep throat.  Not wanting to take any chances, the Jets encouraged Nelson to stay home and recuperate.

Nelson, along with his brothers, run a charity dedicated to helping orphans in Haiti.

He was able to return to practice late in the week. He is in the running for the No. 2 receiver position.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Nelson is sincere in his dedication to helping those who can’t help themselves, so we hope that he can fully recover from his illness.

Nelson was a late addition to the 2013 roster, playing his first game in Week 5, but it wasn’t long after that point that the 6’5″ receiver was playing better than two-thirds of the team’s snaps in every game.  Nelson was a surprise help to an offense that struggled at the quarterback position.  With another year under his belt, could Geno Smith or Mike Vick make better use of Nelson?  Or is Nelson in a precarious spot with all the other acquisitions the team made this offseason?

We’re going to watch Nelson’s camp very closely.  Additions like free agent Eric Decker and draftees Jalen Saunders,  Quincy Enunwa and Shaq Evans could squeeze the middle roster spots for players like Nelson and/or Stephen Hill.




9 comments
Div Bhansali
Div Bhansali

I don't understand why Nelson is considered at-risk of not making the final cut. He was really solid for us last year, and that was without a training camp in Marty's system. I'm expecting him to not only make the team, but play a lot this year too.

blackwood1
blackwood1

Nelson has always been good even when he was on the bills, his only issue as always has been staying healthy.

MarshRandy
MarshRandy

This is why you don't go to Haiti 

levi
levi

He is in the running for the #2 WR?

williamg1
williamg1

God bless Nelson and his bros. 

Cang
Cang

@MarshRandy Well he builds homes for the unfortunate, which are most Haitians. He is doing his part being a good member of society. Would I take a voluntary trip there? No. But don't think it was fair of most to rip him for being absent when not knowing where he was. 

levi
levi

@johnnyl65 @levi Hey he had some nice plays last season but when I think #2 WR Nelson doesnt come to mind, Eric Decker does though. But hey its a competition!!!

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

@levi @johnnyl65 Decker is our #1 WR. 

Kerley is the slot guy.  Nelson, Hill and maybe the rookies are competing for the other wideout spot.