Cincinnati Bengals And Reggie Nelson Have Reached An Agreement

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 11: Reggie Nelson #20 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs an interception upfield during the game against the Houston Texans at Paul Brown Stadium on December 11, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Texans defeated the Bengals 20-19. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Well the Cincinnati Bengals did it. After choosing to use the franchise tag on place-kicker Mike Nugent, and then allowing him to leave for free agency, the Cincinnati Bengals finally signed safety Reggie Nelson.

Big pickup: Bengals reached agreement with safety Reggie Nelson. Jets now will need to look elsewhere. 2 minutes ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Nelson had been visiting with the New York Jets since Friday and left Saturday afternoon with a contract offer from the Jets, deciding to take his time to make a decision on his future -- or to allow other teams, like the Bengals to make a counter-offer.

Nelson is coming off a career-year with 85 tackles, two quarterback sacks, 115 interception return yards and two forced fumbles (all personal bests) and his first career touchdown. Additionally his four interceptions is the second-highest in his career.

Though he's returning as a free agent, he's still the team's third free agent acquisition since Saturday (well since the start of free agency) with cornerback Jason Allen and offensive guard Travelle Wharton.

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