+ After receiving a contract offer from the New York Jets on Saturday afternoon, Cincinnati's starting free safety Reggie Nelson spent a full day mulling over his options and presumably contacting interested teams to allow them an opportunity to counter New York's offer. Adam Schefter with ESPN first broke that Nelson and the Cincinnati Bengals have reached an agreement on a four-year deal Sunday evening. The details of the agreement are expected to be finalized early this week.
+ According to one report on Friday the Cincinnati Bengals contacted the representative for tight end Joel Dreessen, who has spent five of his six seasons with the Houston Texans, posting 10 touchdown receptions since 2010. Dreessen is reportedly visiting with the Bengals on Monday, giving Cincinnati an opportunity to pick up a quality receiving tight end opposite of Jermaine Gresham.
Donald Lee played that role last season, only posting 11 receptions and 115 yards receiving. But it would be a reasonable expectation that Dreessen would be in a better situation now that Jay Gruden has a better idea on how to implement and improve his overall philosophy. Sometimes we forget that Gruden was a rookie play-caller last year in the NFL, despite helping his older brother Jon in Tampa Bay who was the real play-caller.
+ Free agent Michael Bush will be visiting with the Bengals in Cincinnati on Monday, joining running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis who was reportedly set to arrive on Sunday.