CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 16: Reggie Nelson #20 of the Cincinnati Bengals causes a fumble against Pierre Garcon #85 of the Indianapolis Colts during their game at Paul Brown Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Colts 27-17. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
Free agent safety Reggie Nelson had very little interest through the first few days that the market opened, but it now appears that teams are beginning to warm up to him. Nelson was in town today to visit with the New York Jets and according to The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy, his visit will continue through the night and into tomorrow:
Reggie Nelson's trip to the Jets will continue tomorrow
Though this isn't good news for the Bengals, it doesn't necessarily mean that a contract with Nelson is imminent. After all, the Jets are set to host safety LaRon Landry at their facility this weekend as well and he could very well be their prime target, not Nelson. The Bengals themselves had a number of players visit Cincinnati on Thursday night and none signed a contract.
However, if Nelson does sign with the Jets (or another team) it's going to further the ire towards the franchise and them not following through with their promise of re-signing their players. In case you were wondering, the criticism of the inactivity of the Bengals during free agency has now officially hit the national level.