The Buffalo Bills will not tender wide receiver David Nelson a contract offer, making him an unrestricted free agent, a league source said Sunday.
Nelson is coming off a torn ACL, which he hurt Sept. 9 against the Jets.
He caught 92 passes and 8 touchdowns in his first two seasons with Buffalo, where he signed as an undrafted free agent out of Florida in 2010.
Earlier this month, the Bills also allowed receiver Donald Jones to become a free agent in the first significant roster move since Doug Marrone took over as coach last month in replacing Chan Gailey, who was fired after three losing seasons.
He is tall, but he is certainly not fast- think Plax.
Thank you! I'm sitting here reading all these posts about Nelson being fast and thinking to myself "since when?". The Plax comparison is fair but there is one major distinction between the 2, despite being 6-5 he rarely lined up outside. He spent the majority of his time in the slot, which is very strange for a player is size and lack of quickness. Don't know if Buffalo put him there because he can beat press or they were being "innovative". Either way I'll pass on a 6-5 slow slot WR, coming back from a from a significant knee injury who has just been cut by the worst team in our division.
legler, Denver ran McCaffe out of the slot, 1/2 the teams in the league run thier TE out of the slot think Jimmy Graham or Dallas Clark for that matter. Size has nothing to do with running out of the slot. Your WR has trouble beating the press just put him in motion.
The slot guy normally normally runs hooks, slants, hitches- plays over the middle, Nelsonn was known to be fearless and and like a TE he had that large "catch radius" that tv people keeping hitting us over the head with. The qb tosses the ball high over the backers and who gets it, the 5-10 corner or the 6-5 giant with 34 inch arms? He is certainly not a run after the catch guy but he is a big enough target even for sanchez at ten yards.