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Nelson Agholor

Nelson Agholor

Wide Receiver #17
Team: Las Vegas Raiders
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 198 lb.
College:Southern California
Born:May 24, 1993
Drafted:2015 / Rd. 1 (20)
Draft Team:PHI

Nelson Agholor: Another long TD in loss

Agholor hauled in five of nine targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' 45-20 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Agholor provided an immediate spark for the Raiders with a 20-yard scoring grab early in the first quarter, and he finished with a team-high receiving yardage total. The veteran also shared the team lead in targets with Darren Waller as the chemistry between Agholor and Derek Carr continued to blossom in impressive fashion. The performance marked the 27-year-old's first 100-yard effort of the season, but he's now gotten into the end zone in three straight games and four of the six contests he's suited up for overall. While the eventual return of rookie Bryan Edwards (ankle/foot) could certainly impact Agholor's involvement to a degree, the latter has seemingly made enough of a case for himself to still see a solid level of involvement in that scenario.

October 25, 2020 5:33 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Catches 59-yard TD in win

Agholor caught two passes on as many targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 40-32 win over the Chiefs.

Analysis: Agholor got behind the Chiefs' secondary and caught a heave from quarterback Derek Carr in stride for a 59-yard touchdown connection early in the second quarter. The 27-year-old receiver has now tallied three scores through his first five games as a Raider, quickly matching his 2019 season total in 11 contests with the Eagles. Agholor is on track to earn another start on the outside following a Week 6 bye if Bryan Edwards (ankle/foot) is unable to return against the Buccaneers.

October 12, 2020 7:28 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Finds end zone in loss

Agholor caught all four of his targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: He made a good play to snatch the ball away from Bills safety Jordan Poyer in the end zone as the Raiders tried to mount a comeback inside the final two minutes of the fourth quarter. Agholor set season highs in catches, targets and yards with rookies Henry Ruggs (hamstring) and Bryan Edwards (ankle) sidelined, potentially setting the former Eagle up for an expanded role again in Week 5's tilt against Kansas City.

October 4, 2020 6:07 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Set for increased role

Agholor is on track to handle a starting workload during Sunday's game against the Bills, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Agholor only played 19 percent of offensive snaps during the Raiders' first two games, but he handled an 85 percent snap share Week 3 as injuries thrust him into the starting lineup. With Henry Ruggs (hamstring) officially doubtful and Bryan Edwards (ankle) ruled out, Agholor stands to start alongside Hunter Renfrow and Zay Jones in three-receiver sets versus Buffalo.

October 2, 2020 1:56 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Two catches as another WR goes down

Agholor caught two of three targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Agholor has four catches through three games with Las Vegas, but he could see an increased role in Week 4 against the Bills. With Bryan Edwards (ankle) joining Henry Ruggs (knee/hamstring) on the list of injured Raiders wide receivers, Agholor could be the top target on the outside for quarterback Derek Carr against Buffalo.

September 27, 2020 3:28 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Scores in Raiders debut

Agholor caught his only target for a 23-yard touchdown in Sunday's 34-30 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: Agholor played just 12 snaps on offense in Week 1, but his touchdown catch late in the second quarter ultimately allowed the Raiders to head into halftime with a two-point lead. The trio of Henry Ruggs, Bryan Edwards and Hunter Renfrow saw a majority of the work at wide receiver while tight end Darren Waller caught six passes on eight targets, so Agholor's role is clearly limited at this point.

September 14, 2020 7:44 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: May be counted on immediately

The Raiders will need Agholor to make plays in 2020, Levi Edwards of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: With Tyrell Williams (shoulder) shut down for the season, the Raiders have a plethora of young talent that's expected to start the year in three-wide sets -- Henry Ruggs, Hunter Renfrow and Bryan Edwards. Since Agholor played predominantly in the slot last year, it seems unlikely the Raiders take Renfrow off the field to open up a spot for Agholor. Still, Agholor could be a dependable, veteran talent, and although he has struggled with drops during his career, he still has impressive athleticism and has scored 15 touchdowns over the last three seasons. It's worth keeping an eye on his usage in Week 1's matchup versus the Panthers.

September 4, 2020 3:24 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Deal with Raiders worth $1.05 million

Agholor's one-year, $1.05 million contract with the Raiders includes $887,500 guaranteed, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Tafur expects Agholor to return punts for the Raiders as well as provide the team with added wideout depth, but the terms of the 2015 first-rounder's deal demonstrates that the the free-agent market for his services wasn't especially robust. Agholor -- who caught 39 passes for 363 yards and three TDs in 11 games for the Eagles last season -- will now via for slotting in a Las Vegas receiving corps that also includes Hunter Renfrow, Tyrell Williams and Zay Jones.

March 23, 2020 2:36 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Joins Las Vegas

Agholor (knee) signed a one-year contract with the Raiders on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: It's a fresh start for the embattled 2015 first-round pick, as Agholor had essentially run his course with the Eagles after failing to record over 800 receiving yards in each of the past five seasons. It's hard to identify an obvious role, however, for Agholor, given Tyrell Williams remains as the obvious field stretcher while 2019 fifth-round pick, Hunter Renfrow, emerged as a valuable underneath route runner. While Agholor probably figures to be a quality receiving option for whoever wins the starting job between Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota, it's hard to suggest he'll be any sort of fantasy difference maker, especially if the team chooses to invest in a rookie receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft.

March 21, 2020 11:59 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Meeting with knee specialist

Agholor said Monday that he'll meet with a specialist in Pittsburgh this week to received more information about his lingering right knee injury, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

Analysis: Agholor's injury sidelined him for the final quarter of the Eagles' regular season along with Sunday's 17-9 wild-card loss to the Seahawks, but the wideout noted previously that he first hurt the ankle in the team's Week 6 loss to the Vikings back on Oct. 13. The 26-year-old indicated he's still dealing with swelling in the knee, so surgery could be an option if the specialist determines that extended rest alone won't remedy the swelling. Agholor, who caught 39 of 69 targets for 363 yards and three touchdowns in his 11 appearances in 2019, is set to become a free agent in March.

January 6, 2020 7:58 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Won't play Sunday

Agholor (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's playoff game against the Seahawks after not practicing this week.

Analysis: Agholor will thus miss his fifth straight game, which sets the stage for the likes of Greg Ward, Deontay Burnett, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Robert Davis to handle the team's wide receiver duties this weekend.

January 3, 2020 12:44 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Remains sidelined Thursday

Agholor (knee) didn't practice Thursday, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.

Analysis: Agholor is trending toward missing Sunday's playoff game against the Seahawks and could be ruled out for the contest as soon as Friday. If he remains out this weekend, Greg Ward, Deontay Burnett, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Robert Davis would handle the team's wideout duties versus Seattle.

January 2, 2020 11:04 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Absent from practice

Agholor (knee) isn't practicing Wednesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Agholor's absence from a walkthrough practice suggests he isn't expected to return for Sunday's playoff game against the Seahawks. He missed the final four games of the regular season, which paved the way for Greg Ward to emerge as a steady contributor in the Eagles offense.

January 1, 2020 10:14 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Sitting out fourth straight game

Agholor (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Analysis: Agholor will unsurprising don street clothes for a fourth straight game after failing to take any reps during practice this week. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Agholor is still contending with considerable swelling in his knee, which may cloud his status for any postseason games that follow Week 17. With Agholor sidelined and Alshon Jeffery (foot) and DeSean Jackson (abdomen) on injured reserve, Greg Ward profiles as the Eagles' No. 1 wideout Sunday.

December 27, 2019 12:35 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Not spotted at Friday's session

Agholor (knee) was not spotted at Friday's practice, according to Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Analysis: It's looking like Agholor will miss both another day and another week of practice, which doesn't bode well for his chances of returning to action in Week 17. The Eagles will reveal if he has any chance to do so when they put out their final injury report following Friday's session.

December 27, 2019 8:39 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: No practice Thursday

Agholor (knee) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Agholor continues to rehab a knee injury, keeping him away from the practice field since his last appearance Week 13. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, there's an expectation Agholor misses a fourth consecutive contest and fifth game in six Sunday against the Giants in New York. It remains to be seen whether or not the Eagles tab Agholor as questionable (as he has been during his absence) or actually rules him out ahead of the regular-season finale.

December 26, 2019 11:08 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Opens week as non-participant

Agholor (knee) was listed as a non-participant Wednesday on the Eagles' estimated practice report.

Analysis: Per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Agholor is expected to miss a fourth straight game Sunday against the Giants, and the wideout's absence from practice to begin the week adds further credence to that notion. With Agholor trending toward an inactive status, the Eagles will likely be forced to rely on a quartet of relatively unproven options at receiver in Greg Ward, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (foot), Robert Davis and Deontay Burnett in Week 17.

December 25, 2019 11:54 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Sidelined again Week 16

Agholor (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Analysis: Despite not logging a practice rep since suffering a knee injury Week 13, Agholor hasn't been ruled out for a return, but likely only if the Eagles reach the postseason. On the other hand, coach Doug Pederson bandied about potentially shutting down Agholor for the season late this past week. Once again, the Eagles will roll with just three healthy wide receivers (Greg Ward, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Robert Davis) on game day.

December 22, 2019 12:11 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Unlikely to play Sunday

Agholor (knee) isn't expected to play Sunday against the Cowboys, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Coach Doug Pederson said Friday the team may need to have a conversation about shutting Agholor down for the season, so it's not a major surprise he may not be suiting up despite being listed as questionable. Assuming he is inactive, the Eagles will be left with Greg Ward, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Robert Davis at wide receiver for the pivotal matchup with Dallas.

December 21, 2019 9:35 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Gets 'questionable' tag for Sunday

Agholor (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Cowboys.

Analysis: Earlier Friday, coach Doug Pederson noted the Eagles may have to have a conversation about shutting Agholor down for the season due to how his knee injury has worsened, per Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger. On the other hand, Pederson is "still hopeful" Agholor will be able to return in the final two games of the regular season and potentially in the postseason, if the team happens to win the NFC East. Agholor didn't practice this week, so if he logs a third DNP in a row Sunday, the offense will be down to just Greg Ward, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Robert Davis at wide receiver.

December 20, 2019 12:51 PM EST

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