Jonathan Nelson

#37S,
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 190
Born:
College: Oklahoma
Birth Place: Mansfield, Texas
Draft: 2011 7th round (26th pick) by the
  • Yardbarker

    New York Giants: Odell Beckham Jr’s dominance over Josh Norman

    To be successful in a tough, and physical, sport like the NFL, a player has to have the mental toughness to deal with the physicality of the league. Every player in the NFL is physical, but only a select few has the mentality to be in the trenches every week throughout the season. There has been some classic trash talkers throughout the history of the NFL, but in today’s game, the one player who probably wears the crown as the king of trash talk is Josh Norman. During Norman’s breakout season, he developed a fierce rivalry with New York Giants star wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. During their Week 15 encounter, both players channeled their inner Rick James and habitually stepped over the lines of the NFL rule book — which led to a hefty fine for Norman and a one-game suspension for Beckham.

  • Rookie Taylor Moton is promising, but Michael Oher key for tackle depth
    ESPN.com

    Rookie Taylor Moton is promising, but Michael Oher key for tackle depth

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In some form or fashion, offensive tackle Michael Oher was a part of many of your questions on the Carolina Panthers this Memorial Day weekend. This one hit on many aspects. The question centered on depth at tackle if Oher, who has been in the concussion protocol since September and hasn't participated in organized team activities thus far, doesn't play this season. Let's backtrack. A league source told me last week that Oher plans to be at the June 13-15 minicamp and play for the Panthers this season if he passes the concussion protocol. In late March general manager Dave Gettleman showed optimism, reminding Oher was working out five days a week and was doing football-type

  • Why the Bills defense could make a quick, drastic improvement in 2017
    Bills Wire

    Why the Bills defense could make a quick, drastic improvement in 2017

    During Rex Ryan’s short-lived tenure as the Buffalo Bills’ head coach, the team’s defense regressed mightily -particularly in the statistical categories such as sacks and turnovers that he’d repeatedly stated would be improved. Instead, the 2016 Bills ranked 19th in total defense (357 yards-per-game allowed) and 19th in third-down defense (40-percent). Buffalo’s defense allowed 7.5 yards-per-pass attempt, the eighth-worst total in the NFL while they boasted the league’s fourth-worst run defense, surrendering 2,130 yards on the ground in addition to 21 rushing touchdowns (second-worst). Buffalo hired former Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as head coach and while the team saw a large amount of roster overhaul during the offseason, there are several reasons why the Bills should be able to turn around their defensive struggles rather quickly.