AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 6-11-0

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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 63 4 0 0 0.0
Post Season 12 1 1 0 0.0

Top Steven Nelson News

  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Enters free agency

    Nelson (concussion) recorded 63 tackles, 12 passes defensed and four interceptions over 17 regular season games in 2023.

    Nelson had a contentious offseason with the front office, held out of OTAs, eventually signed a reworked deal, and was named a team captain. The cornerback then played through several nagging injuries to complete a full 17-game season and had a pick-six in the Texans' postseason win over the Browns. He earned a reputation as a leader and one of the hardest workers on defense. Nelson, who turned 31 in January, enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent and will want to be paid. It's unlikely Houston general manager Nick Caserio will want to pay what Nelson feels he deserves.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Getting checked for concussion

    Nelson is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return to Saturday's divisional-round contest against the Ravens.

    Nelson sustained the head injury in the third quarter. After being tended to by trainers, he walked to the medical tent before heading to the locker room. Nelson had seven tackles (six solo) before exiting Saturday's game.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Initiates blowout playoff win

    Nelson had five tackles, three passes defensed and an 82-yard interception return for a touchdown in Saturday's 45-14 wild-card playoff win over Cleveland.

    After a back-and-forth first half, the Browns were driving to pull closer on their first possession of the third quarter, but Nelson's pick-six extended Houston's lead to three scores. He was aided greatly by defensive end Derek Barnett, who impacted Joe Flacco's throw. The interception was Nelson's fifth since the start of the regular season and the first of his career in the postseason.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Playing Sunday

    Nelson (foot/hamstring/hand) is active ahead of Sunday's game against the Titans, Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site reports.

    Despite being held out of practice all week with a plethora of injuries, the veteran cornerback is suiting up in Week 17. Nelson has been an integral part of the Texans' secondary thus far, appearing in 15 games and recording 59 total tackles, 11 pass deflections and four interceptions.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Questionable to face Tennessee

    Nelson (foot/hand/hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans.

    Nelson failed to log any practice reps this week, putting his status for Week 17 in doubt. The veteran cornerback has yet to miss a game this season and has started 14 of 15 contests, logging four interceptions, second-most on the team behind Derek Stingley. If Nelson misses, it would be a boost to DeAndre Hopkins' matchup.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Returns against Cleveland

    Nelson has returned to Sunday's game against the Browns, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

    Nelson briefly exited Sunday's contest with a foot injury, but it doesn't appear serious enough to keep him out for the rest of the game.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Questionable to return

    Nelson is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Browns with a foot injury.

    Ka'dar Hollman replaced Nelson at left cornerback. Nelson did not record a stat before leaving the game. The veteran has 53 tackles, 11 passes defensed and four interceptions in 2023.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 194 lbs
Birthplace: Warner Robins, GA
Age: 31
School: Oregon State
Experience: 10