An older player who was once really productive and who is coming off a down year (53 receptions, 482 yards and six touchdowns) is music to Bill Belichick's ears. Nelson would obviously not be the No. 1 receiver if he were to sign with New England, but his ability to stretch the field and play in the slot would give Tom Brady another big-time weapon.
However, there's no word on the kind of money Nelson is looking for. He would likely need to take significantly less money than he would get from another team if he were to play in New England.
The Raiders are also reportedly interested in Nelson.