Jags do well to get something for Nelson

Adam Schefter reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have shipped safety Reggie Nelson to the Cincinnati Bengals for cornerback David Jones.

The Jaguars have to be thrilled to get something for Nelson, whom they drafted with the 21st pick of the 2007 draft.

His game deteriorated the last two years, and although he made some strides in trying to fortify a roster position, he’d lost the team’s faith despite few quality alternatives. The biggest issue: He’s either unwilling or unable to tackle.

Jacksonville is likely to shop the waiver wire for at least one safety and the starters at both spots are not set.

Jones was a fifth-round draft pick by New Orleans in 2007 out of Wingate but didn’t stick with the Saints and was a waiver acquisition by the Bengals. He played in 33 games with seven starts in Cincinnati.

While Gerald Alexander tweeted that defensive tackle Atiyyah Ellison is gone, the Jaguars are not expected to announce their cuts until later Saturday night.