Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nelson prepping for 'more than just another game'


David Nelson found out through Twitter in February that the Buffalo Bills weren't going to tender him. The fourth-year receiver claims he wasn't given an explanation, though it's assumed his season-ending injury in 2012 had something to do with it.

That's all in the past now. Nelson, now a New York Jet, will get an opportunity to prove his worth against his former team when Gang Green travels west Sunday.

This is definitely more than just another game for me,” Nelson said Monday, via The NY Daily News. “That’s kind of been my motivation for the past seven, eight, nine months since that happened.

"That’s kind of what’s still driving me. To return back there and have that continually in the back of my head is going to be exciting.”

The Jets signed Nelson, formerly an undrafted free agent, at the beginning of October to help ease the pain their turnstile of receiver injuries was providing, and he's been more than servicable.

He has hauled in 16 passes for 199 yards in five games and has held his own in the run-blocking department. New York will need him at his best Sunday with Jeremy Kerley likely out, Santonio Holmes returning from yet another multi-week ailment and Stephen Hill struggling.

“It’s going to be an emotional game, it’s going to be a fun game, this game holds a little more in my heart than most others,” Nelson said. “That’s just the way it is.”

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