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AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-1-0 8-4-0
3-2-0 7-5-0
1-2-0 7-5-0
0-3-0 4-8-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 46 3 0 0 0.0

Top Steven Nelson News

  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Will play Sunday

    Nelson (back) is active Sunday against the Bengals.

    Nelson was unable to log even a limited practice this week, but he'll take the field Sunday despite that. His ability to suit up should be good news for Houston's secondary.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Questionable for Week 10

    Nelson (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Cincinnati.

    Nelson wasn't able to practice at all during the week, so he's likely on the doubtful end of the official questionable designation. If he can't play Sunday, Ka'dar Hollman could be in line for increased snaps.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Contract restructured

    Nelson (back) agreed Friday to restructure his contract with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Nelson's restructure saves Houston roughly $1.1 million in salary cap space, and his new deal includes four voidable years. The starting cornerback is dealing with a back injury, so Friday's official practice report will reveal whether he has an injury designation for Sunday's road matchup against the Bengals.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Doesn't practice Wednesday

    Nelson (back) didn't practice Wednesday.

    Nelson has started all eight games to this point and played 100 percent of the defensive snaps last Sunday against the Bucs. On the year, the veteran cornerback has 31 tackles (25 solo), five pass breakups and three interceptions. Nelson has a couple more practice days to get out there ahead of Sunday's game versus Cincinnati.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Picks off another pass in win

    Nelson recorded six tackles (five solo), one interception and one pass breakup in the Texans' Week 6 win over New Orleans Sunday.

    Nelson is tied for the league lead with three interceptions through six weeks. He's also piled up 24 tackles and five pass breakups after six contests. Nelson has started 105 of the 107 games he's appeared in dating back to 2016 and is off to his hottest start to a season.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Seals the deal

    Nelson recorded six tackles and an interception in Sunday's 20-13 win over the Saints in Week 3.

    Nelson overcame a rough start to the game when he squelched New Orleans' final drive with a red-zone interception on fourth down. It was his third pick of the season. Prior to that, Nelson was part of the coverage that allowed a 34-yard touchdown pass, then was torched for a 51-yard catch by Rashid Shaheed. For the game, Nelson allowed a season-worst 110 yards and 22.0 yards per reception, per Pro Football Focus. Despite the down day, Nelson is tied for 20th in coverage rankings among cornerbacks.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Records second pick

    Nelson recorded four tackles and an interception in Sunday's 30-6 win over the Steelers in Week 4.

    Nelson's first-quarter interception halted the Steelers' first drive and led to a field goal that increased Houston's lead to 10-0. The interception, his second, is something the cornerback prepared for by watching film, per Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle. Nelson made note of a 72-yard touchdown pass Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett threw to Calvin Austin in a Week 3 win over the Raiders. When Nelson noticed Austin again lined up on the left side on a second-and-18 play, he sensed the same route was coming. It was, and Nelson broke back and snagged the ball over Austin's reach.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Thwarts drive in red zone

    Nelson had an interception and recorded two tackles in Sunday's 25-9 loss to Baltimore.

    Nelson thwarted the Ravens' second drive, which reached Houston's 16-yard line before Nelson undercut a Zay Flowers crossing route and picked off Lamar Jackson. It was the 10th career pick for Nelson, and it came during his 100th career NFL game. The nine-year veteran should be a happy camper after the Texans upgraded his contract at the start of training camp with a maximum value of $6.5 million.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Gets pay raise

    Nelson has signed a new contract that increases his maximum compensation from $4.5 million to $6.5 million, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    The 30-year-old cornerback held out of non-mandatory offseason minicamps but did not miss any training camp time. Nelson played in 15 games last year and recorded 52 tackles, seven passes defended and an interception. The ninth-year pro has started 99 of 113 career games and should continue that trend for the Texans in 2023.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Reports to team

    Nelson is attending mandatory minicamp, Aaron Wilson of reports.

    Nelson skipped out on OTAs, but any further absences would have left him subject to fines. The veteran corner signed a team-friendly two-year deal with the team prior to last season and recorded 52 tackles with seven passes defended and an interception in his first campaign with the Texans. He'll look to build upon that this season while continuing to be a leader on the defensive side of the ball.

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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: To miss Week 18

    Nelson (illness) will be sidelined for the Texans' regular-season finale against the Colts, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Nelson has been sidelined all week with an illness and the Texans have opted to err on the side of caution. The next man up at cornerback is expected to be Tremon Smith, who will start opposite Desmond King.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 194 lbs
Birthplace: Warner Robins, GA
Age: 30
School: Oregon State
Experience: 9