Don’t see it. He improved last year, graded out very well as a run defender. 12 pressures in a limited role was improvement.
The thing with Nelson is you don’t want him as your OLB3. As your OL4 behind Tryon? He’s a solid piece. He has the size potential to gain 10-15 pounds and play DE in our 3-4.
If they rate Gill I could see them making that move and Nelson taking Ledbetters backup DE spot.
I think he would perform better as a down lineman. He provides basically zero pass rush and that hasn’t changed since he’s been in the league. Bulking him to up to potentially back up the ghost on role is probably the move. That being said probably easier to just move on.
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