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Nelson spurns Jets

Reggie Nelson #20 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates

Reggie Nelson #20 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates after a sack against the Arizona Cardinals. (Dec. 24, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

Reggie Nelson chose not to leave Cincinnati.

The safety opted not to come to the Jets, agreeing to re-sign with the Bengals instead. Terms of Nelson's deal weren't disclosed, but it leaves the Jets still looking for safety help. Eric Smith is the lone player on the roster at the position with real experience, given Brodney Pool signed with the Cowboys and Jim Leonhard -- who's recovering from a knee season-ending injury -- is a free agent.

LaRon Landry, whose time with the Redskins appears to be up after Washington inked Brandon Meriweather to a deal last week, visited the Jets this weekend. But he's also drawing interest from others. He's visited the Patriots and reportedly has a meeting set up with the Lions during the early part of the week.

Nelson, 28, was heavily coveted by the Jets, visiting with them Friday and Saturday. The 28-year-old is versatile, registering 85 tackles, two sacks, and four interceptions -- returning one 75 yards for a touchdown.

Once news broke of Nelson's impending signing with the Bengals, Antonio Cromartie hinted on Twitter that he may be in for a position change.

"I guess I'm moving to FS," Cromartie wrote, meaning free safety,

The cornerback later added the move would be more about inserting Kyle Wilson at starter opposite All-Pro Darrelle Revis: "The reason I say I'm moving to FS," he wrote, "is because Kyle is becoming a good corner and I don't mind the move."

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