Raiders, Reggie Nelson agree to two-year deal
Ex-Bengals safety Reggie Nelson has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Raiders, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday.
Nelson had visited the Raiders earlier this week. He had been one of the top remaining free agents leaguewide and now becomes part of a major investment the Raiders have made this offseason in their defense.
Nelson turns 33 in September but only missed three games in five seasons with the Bengals. He had 77 tackles and tied for the NFL lead with eight interceptions last season.
A first-round pick of the Jaguars in 2007, Nelson made his first Pro Bowl last season. He has 30 career interceptions.
The Raiders previously added pass rusher Bruce Irvin and cornerback Sean Smith in free agency and earlier this week re-signed suspended pass rusher Aldon Smith.