Jets to sign David Nelson to replace injured Holmes

Admin - October 1, 2013

The New York Jets are expected to sign WR David Nelson, formerly of the Buffalo Bills, to replace injured WR Santonio Holmes. Holmes suffered a hamstring injury in the last game against the Tennessee Titans and is going to miss at least a few weeks. WR Stephen Hill sustained a concussion and his status is uncertain at this time. So, the Gang Green might be without both starting wide outs going into the next game against the Atlanta Falcons, which made signing Nelson a necessity.

Nelson, 26, is a 4-year veteran who was cut by the Cleveland Browns at the end of preseason. Nelson's last NFL game was against the Jets in the 2012 season opener when he had two catches before tearing his ACL and missing the rest of the season. His best season was in 2011 when he caught 61 passes for 658 yards, 5 TDs. Nelson's biggest claim to fame, however, is that he was dating, or maybe still is, a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader in 2011-12.

In other news, rookie OG Brian Winters is expected to be inserted into the starting lineup in place of the struggling OG Vlad Ducasse. Ducasse had four penalties against the Buffalo Bills and then followed with two more against the Titans.