Former Bill David Nelson ready for redemption

David Nelson spent three productive seasons with the Buffalo Bills before being released and joining the New York Jets this October. Find out how the former Bill plans to pay his former squad back in Week 11.

In David Nelson's world, honesty is the best policy. The New York Jets' wide receiver talked about facing his old team, the Buffalo Bills, on Sunday for the first time since the team chose not to re-sign him after the 2012 season.

"Anybody who tells you (that) when they play an old team or a team that cut them or something like that, they tell you that it's just another game, is lying to you. Because this is definitely more than just another game for me," said Nelson. "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. That's just the way it is."

Nelson played three seasons for the Bills, amassing 94 catches for 1,042 yards and eight touchdowns. In his third season Nelson suffered torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee inthe first game of the season against the Jets. The injury ended his season, and would end his Bills career when he found out the team wasn't planning to re-sign him over Twitter.

"Because of the way it kind of ended, it's still kind of a little difficult for me to swallow. But at the same time, I'm glad to be here. I consider it a true blessing to be here and (I'm) glad the way it worked out," said Nelson.

The Jets signed Nelson on October 2nd and he has 16 catches for 199 yards and 25 targets in the five games that he has played.

"I can sit here and say that I was ready to come and ready to play, but I really wasn't. My teammates did a great job of taking it upon themselves to get me ready. My coaches did a great job of being proactive. Even if I said that I knew what I was doing, they made sure that I knew what I was doing – they really beat it in me," said Nelson.

That production may tick upwards on Sunday as Nelson gave some indication of how important this game was to him.

"This isn't just another game for me, it's going to be personal and I think you'll see that on Sunday."


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