I saw him play very well in the 2010 preseason. He hustled to the ball. He led the team in tackles that preseason, and a lot of those were RBs at the LOS. He had his limitations, and I thought he would have been better at SS than FS.
Considering the trade, I accept that he was on the verge of being cut. He was never Gene Smith's guy. But he did play very well that preseason. No revision, I said that at the time.
Reggie Nelson? I think you must be thinking of somebody else. Nelson was nothing but god awful after his rookie year.
This was the normal Reggie Nelson image while he was a member of this team.