Resetting Free Agency: Reggie Nelson Contract And More Visiting Free Agents

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 24: John Skelton #19 of the Arizona Cardinals gets sacked by Reggie Nelson #20 of the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Cardinals 23-16. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

+ Details were finally released on Monday regarding Reggie Nelson's four-year deal. During the first season he's scheduled to make $6.5 million in 2012 with the remaining $13.5 million scheduled over the final three seasons (an annual $2 million reduction after 2012). Yes it's a slightly cheaper than a one-year franchise tag but the overall implications on Nelson's deal benefit the Bengals. For example if the Bengals franchised him, then Nelson performs better in 2012 than his to-date career-year in 2011, it would be that much harder to tie Nelson down on a long-term deal. And in truth the risk of the long-term deal that Nelson signed, reduces significantly after next season, especially important if we've already seen Nelson's peak.

+ The Cincinnati Bengals hosted another round of free agents on Monday, including running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, cornerback Terence Newman, tight end Joel Dreessen and defensive end Derek Harvey. The one name that's noticeably missing is running back Michael Bush. Fear not though. That doesn't mean he wasn't in Cincinnati, only that the team hasn't confirmed yet. And usually confirmation means that the visit is completed.


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+ One player that the Bengals hosted last week, cornerback Aaron Ross, signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday.

+ Johnathan Joseph threw in a good word for Marvin Lewis and Mike Zimmer, helping bring Jason Allen to Cincinnati.

+ Jason Garrison offers some insight on Travelle Wharton's perceived pass blocking struggles.

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