David Nelson missed the first week of New York Jets OTAs and was “quarantined” due to a mosquito bite he received in Haiti. According to the New York Post, Nelson suffered strep throat and a high fever following the bite, and was told by officials to keep clear of the team until fully recovered.
Nelson and his brothers have their own charity, i’m Me, that provides food, shelter, and education for orphans in the impoverished country. The fourth-year pro splits his offseason between the States and working in Haiti for his foundation.
Now healthy and participating in preseason OTAs, Nelson believes the Jets’ offense could surprise teams, should players stay healthy.
“We’ve got a really dynamic group,” Nelson said. “We’ve got guys who can do a little bit of everything. We’ve got some short, really fast guys, some short jukey guys, some tall, athletic guys that can stretch the field. We’ve got some possession guys. You name it as far as receiver we have it in that room. Now, the next step is to get everybody to play at that maximum ability and keep everybody healthy.”
Nelson was signed by New York a quarter of the way through the 2013 season and totaled 36 receptions, 423 yards, and 2 touchdowns in 12 games.