According to Tomasson, it appears as though the Vikings “really like” Nelson, who has obvious ties to HC Mike Zimmer from their time together in Cincinnati.
The Falcons have previously come up as a speculative option for Nelson, who is among the best available safeties in this year’s free agent market.
Nelson, 32, played out his contract and is now in position to test the open market in the coming weeks as an unrestricted free agent.
In 2015, Nelson appeared in all 16 games and recorded 77 tackles, eight interceptions, two forced fumbles, and 14 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 safety out of 88 qualifying players.
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