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  • Texans' Steven Nelson: Inks with Houston

    Nelson agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with the Texans on Wednesday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports. Nelson officially links up with Houston one day after visiting with the team. The veteran cornerback started in all 16 of his appearances with the Eagles in 2021, compiling 50 tackles (34 solo), seven pass breakups and one interception. He could be in the mix to open Week 1 as a starter on the perimeter.
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  • Steven Nelson: Visits Texans

    Nelson visited the Texans on Monday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports. Nelson spent 2021 with the Eagles, starting all 16 games he appeared in. The seven-year veteran recorded 50 tackles (34 solo), seven passes defensed and one interception on the year. After also spending time with the Chiefs and Steelers in his career, Nelson still is searching for his fourth home for the 2022 season.
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  • Eagles' Steven Nelson: Gets night off

    Nelson (coach's decision) is inactive Saturday against the Cowboys. Nelson will get the night off along with Darius Slay at the corner position. With Avonte Maddox also out due to COVID, the Eagles will be deploying their depth in the secondary against the Cowboys.
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  • Eagles' Steven Nelson: Won't return Sunday

    Nelson (shoulder) will not return to Sunday's game against the Jets. Nelson exited with the shoulder issue in the first half and spent time in the medical tent. He's been ruled out since, though the exact nature of his injury remains unclear. Positively, Nelson will have the team's upcoming bye in Week 14 to rest before attempting to return for a Week 15 matchup against Washington.
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  • Eagles' Steven Nelson: Dealing with shoulder injury

    Nelson is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jets. Nelson was spotted in the medical tent after suffering the injury, but he has since returned to the bench, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Prior to the injury, Nelson had not recorded any stats.
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  • Eagles' Steven Nelson: Links up with Philly

    Nelson signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Eagles on Sunday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. The 28-year-old was cut by the Steelers in late March, and he was able to latch on with a new team right before the start of training camp. Nelson started all 15 games for Pittsburgh last season and should compete for a starting spot with Avonte Maddox opposite top cornerback Darius Slay in Philadelphia.
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  • Steelers' Steven Nelson: Given OK to seek trade

    The Steelers have given Nelson permission to seek a trade, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Nelson is considered one of the league's more reliable cornerbacks, and the 28-year-old is coming off three consecutive years with at least 15 appearances, so he's also been durable. He'll carry an $8.25 million base salary for 2021, the final season of his three-year deal. Of course, if Nelson does get traded, his next team could work out an extension or contract restructure.
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  • Steelers' Steven Nelson: Takes full practice reps

    Nelson (knee) returned to full participation in practice Thursday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Having improved from limited involvement during Wednesday's practice session, the 27-year-old cornerback is seemingly in the clear for his 16th appearance of the season Sunday night versus Cleveland. Nelson has recorded two interceptions and nine pass breakups for the Steelers this season. However, the seven touchdown passes he's surrendered in coverage are more than the five combined TDs he allowed between 2018 and 2019 over 189 targets.
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  • Steelers' Steven Nelson: Limited to start week

    Nelson (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Nelson has dealt with some knee issues this season, but he'll likely do everything in his power to be available for Sunday's wild-card round matchup with the Browns. Barring a setback in practice this week, the starting cornerback should be able to play, as he hasn't missed any game action since sitting out Week 13.
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  • Steelers' Steven Nelson: Returns to full practice

    Nelson (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Nelson missed Monday's loss to Washington with a knee injury but has apparently healed up since. His full participation Wednesday puts him on pace to suit up Sunday in Buffalo.
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  • Steelers' Steven Nelson: Set for MRI

    Coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday that Nelson is set to undergo an MRI on his knee, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Nelson finished Wednesday's game playing 89 percent of the team's defensive snaps, but it appears the team wants to be cautious with the injury. The Oregon State product has been strong this campaign, racking up 31 tackles (27 solo) and two interceptions across 11 games. It will be a quick turnaround for Nelson and the Steelers, as the next game is scheduled for Monday against Washington. Therefore, it's unclear if Nelson will be ready for Week 13.
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  • Steelers' Steven Nelson: Practices in full

    Nelson (groin) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Nelson didn't practice Wednesday, but he now appears to have returned to full health. Barring any setbacks, Nelson can be considered on track for Sunday's must-win tilt in Baltimore.
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  • Steelers' Steven Nelson: First interception in loss

    Nelson had six tackles (all solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 17-10 loss to Buffalo on Sunday night. With the Steelers trailing 7-3 late in the second quarter, Nelson picked off quarterback Josh Allen, but Pittsburgh was unable to turn it into points and ultimately saw a six-game win streak against Buffalo snapped. It was Nelson's first interception this season and fifth of his career. The Steelers face Sam Darnold and the Jets in Week 16.
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  • Steelers' Steven Nelson: Questionable versus Chargers

    Nelson (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Nelson was a limited practice participant this week due to the groin issue and his status remains up in the air for Week 6. The 26-year-old has yet to miss a defensive snap through five games and figures to have a decent chance of playing Sunday.
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  • Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Continues stellar play

    Nelson tallied three pass breakups and one interception during Sunday's victory over the Chiefs. If Nelson keeps playing like this, he could garner quite a few Pro Bowl votes at season's end. Usually holding down the right side of the field, Nelson was rarely tested by Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen, and when he did see a pass come his way, Nelson usually made a play on it -- bringing his season-long allowed passer rating to 59.0, per Pro Football Focus, which is the second-lowest of all defensive backs. Since no receivers really caught a ball in his coverage, Nelson's goose egg in the tackle column can't be seen as a bad thing from a real-life perspective. However, it does affect his fantasy production, so don't expect much from Nelson as an IDP prospect.
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  • Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Leaves game with apparent lower body injury

    Nelson left Sunday's game with an apparent lower body injury, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. The Chiefs haven't released much information pertaining to the injury, which leaves the rest up to speculation. If Nelson can't return, Orlando Scandrick figures to have a bigger role within the secondary.
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  • Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Returns to practice

    Nelson (concussion) returned to practice Monday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports. Following his return, Nelson promptly resumed his duties at starting cornerback alongside Kendall Fuller. The nature of head injuries can be tricky, so keeping an eye on Nelson's progression through practice seems worthwhile.
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  • Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Totals nine tackles

    Nelson racked up nine tackles (seven solo) -- including one for a loss -- during Sunday's game against the Jets. Two players from the secondary -- Nelson and Daniel Sorensen -- led the team in tackles during Sunday's tilt, which is generally not a good sign. After missing the early portions of 2017 due to core-muscle surgery, he's returned to the tune of 28 tackles through five games. He should continue to start opposite Marcus Peters and will face a tough matchup against the combo of Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree in Week 14.
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  • Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Nearing potential return

    Nelson (abdomen) could be activated from injured reserve ahead of the Chiefs' Nov. 5 game against the Cowboys, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports. Nelson, who was placed on injured reserve in early September after undergoing core-muscle surgery, began practicing last week. The 24-year-old started 14 games for the Chiefs last season and could provide a big boost to a pass defense which has struggled throughout the season.
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  • Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Placed on IR

    Nelson was placed on injured reserve Sunday after having surgery on his core, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. Nelson had core surgery Aug. 29, leaving the Chiefs without one of their top defensive backs for at least the first half of the regular season. Nelson is expected to be one of the team's two IR-return options, however. The Chiefs used their open roster spot to re-sign C.J. Spiller.
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