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Cincinnati Bengals Player Preview: Free Safety Reggie Nelson

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December 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals safety Reggie Nelson (20) celebrates after an interception in the end zone during the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The Bengals won 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

#20 Reggie Nelson, Safety 

Height: 5‘11“

Weight: 210 lbs. 

Age: 29


Hometown: Melbourne, FL

NFL Experience: 6 Years

In 2010, the Cincinnati Bengals made one of the smartest moves that offseason by trading away David Jones for former 1st round pick Reggie Nelson. Since Reggie Nelson has been with the Bengals, he has improved in every facet of the game and has even been given Pro Bowl consideration the past two seasons. Even though he missed two games last season, Nelson had his best season in the NFL in both statistics, shutting down offenses, and coming up in clutch situations. The safety position was something there were questions about for years, but since Reggie Nelson has been starting and contributing, the Bengals have found one of their starting safeties.