Each year, we run a series of post called "90-in-90" here at Niners Nation. The idea is that we'll take a look at every single player on the roster, from the very bottom to the top and break them down a few different ways. This is to help give everyone a basic understanding of a roster. Of course, this roster will change, and some days we'll have more than one so it's not strictly one per day but you get the idea.
After bouncing around the league from practice squad to practice squad after being an undrafted free agent in 2011, Kyle Nelson eventually found a settled home in San Francisco in 2014.
It was actually his third stint in San Francisco; he had been signed to a futures contract in January 2012 but was released in September 2012 after surviving the entire offseason and preseason program and had spent around two months on the 49ers in 2013 competing with Brian Jennings for the long snapper position.
Now Nelson finds himself as the undisputed long snapper in San Francisco.
Weight: 240 lbs
Age: 30 (31 on October 3)
Experience: 5 accrued seasons
Nelson will earn $975,000 in base salary in 2017, and has a cap hit of $1,150,000. In the unlikely scenario that he leaves the 49ers will have a dead cap hit of $300,000.
What to expect:
Having been the 49ers’ starting long snapper since the 2014 season, Nelson has proven himself to be a solid member of the 49ers’ special teams. His consistency has ensured that he has largely flown under the radar, which is exactly what fans want from a long snapper. A continuation of this consistency is all fans could want from Nelson.
Odds of making the roster:
Barring injury, Nelson is a lock to make the roster as he is the only long snapper on the 49ers at this moment in time.