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Cardinals’ J.J. Nelson out 2-4 weeks with shoulder injury

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver J.J. Nelson (14) pulls in a pass as San Diego Chargers cornerback Richard Crawford (35) defends during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Cardinals receiver J.J. Nelson will be out for the next 2-4 weeks following a shoulder injury suffered during Arizona’s win against the Chicago Bears, head coach Bruce Arians said Monday.

Nelson did not return to the game Sunday after hurting his right shoulder.

The Cardinals selected the rookie out of Alabama-Birmingham with their fifth-round pick, and the 5’10, 160 pound receiver quickly moved his way up the depth chart after showing his ability to be an explosive deep threat in the preseason.

Starting receiver Michael Floyd’s return from a hand injury before the regular season has limited Nelson’s opportunities through two Arizona regular season wins.

The rookie has no catches and has been targeted only once. He has also gotten reps as a punt return man but against the Bears muffed a punt in the second quarter, before the injury.

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