- Paul Gutierrez, ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter
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Nelson, 28, was a restricted free agent.
His signing, along with that of fellow restricted free-agent tight end Garrett Celek, was reported four days earlier by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.
The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Nelson, who also played tight end in the preseason and had five catches for 15 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Niners’ 40-13 exhibition finale victory over the Houston Texans, beat Kevin McDermott out in training camp for the long snapping gig. Nelson, 28, had four special-teams tackles on the season.
Kyle Nelson, who signed a four-year contract, added four special-teams tackles last season.