I heard on Sirius NFL Radio that Cincy has over $35M in cap room..So if they want Nelson back the Jets are in major trouble..
The biggest need position of all due to uncertainty with three key free agents — cornerbacks Kelly Jennings and Adam Jones and safety Reggie Nelson. They need some experienced backups at both spots. One darkhorse to keep an eye on — former UC standout Haruki Nakamura who brings value at safety and on special teams. New Bengals secondary coach Mark Carrier knows him well from Nakamura’s first two seasons in Baltimore.
Priority unrestricted free agents to re-sign:
S Reggie Nelson, DE Frostee Rucker, DE Jonathan Fanene.
F I WAS GM, MY SHOPPING LIST WOULD BE …
Let me preface this by saying that Mike Brown has said to me a couple times over the years on offseason plans, “you have your ideas and we have ours.”
Re-sign Reggie Nelson —
If you don’t, you may have to greatly overpay for a veteran.