A lot of people expected Jaguars safety Reggie Nelson to be cut by now.
But the former first-round pick remains, and he rotated between the first and second team at free safety during the minicamp over the weekend. Nelson was pressed into different roles last year, and struggled badly.
He says he won’t go back to a nickel corner or starting cornerback role again if asked.
“The way things happened last year, I don’t think I’d do it,” Nelson told ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky.
“I will not do it. I tried that last year. It didn’t work. I don’t think
it was fair to me. I would not go back. You live and you learn.”
Jaguars G.M. Gene Smith doubted Nelson’s words, saying any player would do whatever he’s asked for the team.
Nelson isn’t guaranteed anything in 2010 and would be wise to adopt that approach.