49ers Activate LS Kyle Nelson, Release WR Jordan Matthews

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Saturday they have activated LS Kyle Nelson. In order to make room on the roster, the team has released WR Jordan Matthews.

Nelson (6-2, 240) re-joined the 49ers in 2014 after two previous stints with the team. He has appeared in 93 games throughout his seven seasons in the NFL. From 2014-18, Nelson handled the long snapping duties for 76 games with the 49ers. He also registered 17 tackles and recovered a fumble on special teams throughout his career. He was placed on the Reserve/Suspended List on August 31, 2019.

A 33-year-old native of Waco, TX, Nelson played collegiately at New Mexico State University.

Matthews (6-3, 215) signed with the 49ers on October 3, 2019, was inactive for two games and saw action in the team's Week 7 win at Washington.