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Browns sign WR David Nelson

Posted Apr 8, 2013

The Browns have signed free-agent wide receiver David Nelson, the team announced Monday evening.

The Cleveland Browns signed free-agent wide receiver David Nelson to a one-year contract Monday.

Nelson, a product of the University of Florida, comes to Cleveland after spending the first three years of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills, who signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2010.

“David possesses very good size and hands, and has a good feel for the game,” said Browns coach Rob Chudzinski. “He showed promise with Buffalo two years ago before missing most of last season with an injury, and we feel as though he will be a good addition to our group of wide receivers.”

The 6-foot-5, 214-pound Nelson played in one game with the Bills last season before a torn ligament in his right knee halted his development. The previous season, Nelson started 13 of 16 games, set career highs and finished in the top five on the Bills with 61 catches (second) for 658 yards (second) and five touchdowns. During his rookie season in 2010, Nelson started three games and played in 15. He caught 31 passes, gained 353 yards and hauled in three touchdown passes.

In his career, Nelson has played in 32 games and made 17 starts. He has been on the receiving end of 94 passes, which he has turned into 1,042 yards and eight touchdowns.

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