Cory Nelms

More proCanes Cut, But Some Getting Signed

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NFL teams are cutting their rosters down to the final 53 but also adding to their rosters.

OL Tyler Horn was released by the Texans.

TE Chase Ford who was cut by the Minnesota Vikings was SIGNED to the Vikings practice squad. WR Tommy Streeter who was cut by the Ravens has been signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad. DL Marcus Forston was signed to the Patriots practice squad. DE Adewale Ojomo who was previously cut by the NY Giants was signed to the Giants’ practice squad.

LB Rocky McIntosh was released by the Lions. LB/DE Baraka Atkins was cut by the New Orleans Saints. DB DeMarcus Van Dyke who was cut by the Steelers and then placed on IR, was waived off of IR with a Settlement. TE Richard Gordon was cut by the Raiders. DL Antonio Dixon was cut by the Eagles. DL Micanor Regis was cut by the Falcons.

Previously, after the third NFL Pre Season game, four proCanes were cut. Ravens WR and RB Tommy Streeter and Damien Berry were waived respectively. Eagles Safety Kenny Phillips was waived. Raiders DB Cory Nelms was also waived.


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5 proCanes Waived After 3rd Pre Season Game

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After the third NFL Pre Season game, five proCanes have been waived. Ravens WR and RB Tommy Streeter and Damien Berry were waived respectively. Eagles Safety Kenny Phillips was waived as was Steelers DB DeMarcus Van Dyke. Raiders DB Cory Nelms was also waived.




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Cory Nelms Signed By Raiders

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed six players from their practice squad to reserve/future contracts.

The Raiders announced Wednesday deals with guard Jason Foster, linebacker Jerrell Harris, defensive back Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, wide receiver Travionte Session, tight end Mickey Shuler and tackle Jason Slowey.

Oakland had signed the two other players on their practice squad last week, defensive lineman Brandon Bair and defensive back Cory Nelms. Nelms was activated to the active roster in Week 17 for Oakland’s final game of the 2012 season.


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Oakland Raiders Sign Cory Nelms

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The OAKLAND RAIDERS signed CB Cory Nelms to the practice squad. Nelms was on the 49ers practice squad during the 2011 season but was cut before training camp this season.




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proCane DB Cory Nelms Gets A Workout

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Per Ravens Insider Aaron Wilson (who also works for the NFL and scout.com), reports that the Oakland Raiders have worked out QB Aaron Corp, WR’s Shaky Smithson and Saalim Hakim, TE Cooper Helfet, CB Buddy Jackson, and DB Cory Nelms. Here is a bit of information on the players who the Raider kicked the tires on.

Cory Nelms – DB – 2012 Undrafted free agent signed by the San Francisco 49ers . Nelms stands at 6′-0″ and lat weighed in at 195 lbs. and is currently on the 49ers practice squad.

College: University of Miami. He was a track star in his rookie year at Miami. His combine 40-time avareaged at 4.41 with a lowest time of 4.35. Once signed by the 49ers, he was moved from corner to safety.


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Cory Nelms Cut

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No major surprises during the 49ers' first round of cuts Monday as they trimmed their roster from 89 to 75. The roster will be paired down to 53 by Friday.

RB Jewel Hampton was moved to the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List and rookie LB Darius Fleming was placed on the Reserve/Phsyically Unable to Perform List.

Notable cuts: DB Cory Nelms (2nd year, undrafted, Miami) -- Nelms spent last season on the practice squad and was competing for a job as a backup S and for a role on special teams. DC Vic Fangio said last week the coaching staff was still looking for players to emerge at S. It's mildly surprising he didn't survive the first waive of cuts.


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Cory Nelms of 49ers watches T'erea Brown in Olympic hurdles final

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Cory Nelms ran off the field in the middle of the San Francisco 49ers' Wednesday practice to go watch television. Don't worry: He had special permission.

The second-year pro cheered on girlfriend T'erea Brown in the final of the 400-meter hurdles from eight time zones away, watching her finish sixth in London after posting a personal best of 54.21 seconds in the Olympic semifinals. Brown ran the final in 55.07. Natalya Antyukh of Russia won it in 52.70.

"It was exciting. Your heart is pumping out your chest," Nelms said after watching the final. "You don't know what's going to happen when that light goes off, and you're just a spectator like everybody else.

"I'm definitely proud of her. I'm definitely sure she went out there and did her best. I'm thinking maybe it's been a long week. Peaking two times back to back, that's a lot on your body. Maybe that's all she had this year."

Nelms is a former hurdler at the University of Miami, where he met Brown and walked on the football team. Nelms also won hurdles in the 60-meter indoor (2009) and 110-meter outdoor (2010) at the Atlantic Coast Conference championships.

Nelms, 24, still misses the sport. Defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs joined him to watch some of the Olympic re-runs at night last week, and Nelms said he had flashbacks to his track days.

"I told him like, 'Man, if I wasn't playing football, I'd definitely be in London right now,' " Nelms said.

Nelms is just happy that 49ers defensive backs coach Ed Donatell approached head coach Jim Harbaugh to excuse the cornerback from practice to watch the hurdles finals. Nelms said he hadn't had a chance to talk to Brown just yet but planned to wish her well -- and he believes she'll be a stronger contender at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

"It's definitely incredible, and I'm definitely proud of her," he said of watching Brown in this year's Games. "It was an experience for her and me both."


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Cory Nelms has his Olympic moment

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Cory Nelms ran off the field in the middle of the San Francisco 49ers' practice Wednesday to go watch television. Don't worry, he had special permission.

Call it an Olympic moment.

The second-year cornerback cheered on girlfriend T'erea Brown in the final of the 400-meter hurdles from eight time zones away, watching the fellow American finish sixth in London after posting a personal best of 54.21 seconds in the semifinals. Brown ran the final in 55.07. Natalya Antyukh of Russia won in 52.70.

"It was exciting. Your heart is pumping out your chest," Nelms said after watching the final. "You don't know what's going to happen when that light goes off and you're just a spectator like everybody else.

"I'm definitely proud of her. I'm definitely sure she went out there and did her best. I'm thinking maybe it's been a long week. Peaking two times back to back, that's a lot on your body. Maybe that's all she had this year."

In many ways, this week has been a culmination of hard work for the couple.

Nelms is a former hurdler at the University of Miami, where he met Brown and walked on the football team. Nelms also won hurdles in the 60-meter indoor (2009) and 110-meter outdoor (2010) at the Atlantic Coast Conference championships.

Nelms signed with San Francisco as an undrafted free agent last year and spent the season on the practice squad, splitting time at cornerback and safety. He earned the Thomas Herrion Award, presented annually to a rookie or first-year player "who has taken advantage of every opportunity, turned it into a positive situation and made their dream turn into a reality" in honor of Herrion, who collapsed and died after a 2005 exhibition game in Denver.

Now Nelms is looking to earn a spot on 53-man roster.

"Cory's a jack of all trades," defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said. "We play him at corner and safety. We've kind of focused him at safety here primarily lately. But he's played both corner, and you guys also know that he's played some wide receiver in the past. So he's trying to make this team primarily as a safety, but also as a jack of all trades."

Nelms still has a love for track and stays close to the sport through his, well, new love.

He said he reached out to Brown even before she arrived as a freshman at Miami in 2007, the two started talking, working out together and "it just went on from there." The couple lives together in South Florida. Brown, now 22, visits the Bay Area during football season when she's not running track, which should keep her busy through September.

The 24-year-old Nelms still misses the sport. Defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs joined him to watch some of the Olympic re-runs at night last week, and Nelms said he had flashbacks to his track days.

"I told him like, 'Man, if I wasn't playing football, I'd definitely be in London right now,'" Nelms said.

Nelms is too busy working on football to run hurdles anymore. He helped set up the course for Brown along with Miami track coach Amy Deem in the offseason, participating once just to see "if I still had it." He said Brown still can't beat him - but it's getting closer.

"Yeah, I still got it," he said. "She's definitely a lot faster than when I left."

Nelms is just happy that defensive backs coach Ed Donatell approached head coach Jim Harbaugh to excuse the cornerback from practice to watch the hurdles finals. He said he hadn't had a chance to talk to Brown just yet but planned to wish her well - and he believes she'll be a stronger contender at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

While he would've loved to be in London, Nelms said sharing the experience from more than 5,000 miles away was special.

"It's definitely incredible and I'm definitely proud of her," he said. "It was an experience for her and me both."


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All Canes Radio With Cory Nelms

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Every Thursday Night proCanes.com joins All Canes Radio to bring the latest news on not only current Hurricane football but also proCane news and exclusive interviews with current and former proCanes live from the All Canes Store in Coral Gables. Click here to listen to this week’s show and hear our exclusive interview with rookie proCane Cory Nelms of the San Francisco 49ers. Cory was at the []_[] on a track scholarship when he walked onto the football team and played on special teams his junior and senior seasons. He then signed as an undrafted free agent with the 49ers and made the practice squad in 2011 earning the most improved player award.



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Cory Nelms Signs Contract with 49ers

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The 49ers have signed seven players to reserve/future contracts, a group that includes six players who spent time on their practice squad this past season.

Players signed to contracts are center Chase Beeler, tackle Derek Hall, cornerback Cory Nelms, tight end Konrad Reuland and linebacker Michael Wilhoite, who ended the season on the practice squad. The team also signed safety Mark LeGree, who spent two weeks on San Francisco’s practice squad in November.

By signing a reserve/future deal, the seven players, who are street free agents, will be under contract with the Niners when the league year begins on March 13.


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Corey Nelms Wins Award As A 49er

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Cory Nelms, a cornerback on the practice squad, won the Thomas Herrion Award given to an up-and-coming young player.

That is great news considering no one expected Nelms to even make a team.


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