After being dormant during the first few days of free agency, the Cincinnati Bengals capped off a busy weekend by resigning one of their own, agreeing on a deal to keep safety Reggie Nelson in the mix.
Nelson excelled in Mike Zimmer’s system in his first year with the team after coming over from Jacksonville in a trade in September of 2010. The veteran led the team with four interceptions a year ago and started in every game for the Bengals. Afte losing Jonathan Joseph a year ago and with little options in the free agent market it was huge for the Bengals to keep Nelson in the fold.
The team, who entered the off-season with the second-most space under the NFL cap, also signed a pair of free agents on Saturday, guard Travelle Wharton (from CAR) and defensive back Jason Allen (from KC).
Head coach Marvin Lewis and his staff will now turn their attention to running back and BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Michael Bush are scheduled to visit on Monday.