Posted by Josh Katzowitz
Tonight, the Bengals traded CB David Jones and a conditional draft pick to Jacksonville for S Reggie Nelson. The move, at least for the Bengals, makes sense.
With the reemergence of Adam Jones and with rookie Brandon Ghee playing well enough in the preseason to inspire confidence, there was no room for Jones in the Bengals secondary. But he also had some value – he’s young and very athletic – and Cincinnati was in desperate need of help with its safety depth.
According to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, the Bengals liked Nelson when he came out of Florida in 2007. Instead, they took Leon Hall with the No. 18 pick (Nelson went at No. 21), and he’ll help add to a position which features only Chris Crocker, Roy Williams and Chinedum Ndukwe (Crocker and Williams have been slowed recently by injuries, and Gibril Wilson, signed in the offseason, was placed on IR earlier this month).
Yet, it’s unclear where Jones fits in with Jacksonville, writes the Florida Times Union. The Jaguars still need help at safety, and Jones is basically a third CB at best.
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