Despite drawing interest from several other teams, free agent defensive back Reggie Nelson won’t leave Cincinnati.
Nelson has re-signed with the Bengals, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. There’s no immediate word on the terms of the contract.
In 2011 Nelson was a major presence on a surprisingly good Bengals defense. He started all 16 games, had four interceptions (including one he returned for a 75-yard touchdown in a win over the Seahawks), 12 passes defensed and two sacks.
Among the teams most interested in Nelson were the Jets, who made him an offer. But in the end Nelson decided to stay where he was, and he’ll be back in Cincinnati.