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22 Steven Nelson CB

Pittsburgh Steelers

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January 7, 2021 08:20 PM
Steelers' Steven Nelson: Takes full practice reps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 6, 2021 03:36 PM
Steelers' Steven Nelson: Limited to start week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 9, 2020 03:48 PM
Steelers' Steven Nelson: Returns to full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 7, 2020 03:52 PM
Steelers' Steven Nelson: Sitting out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (knee) is inactive for Monday's game versus the Football Team.

Cameron Sutton and Mike Hilton should both see more work at cornerback against Alex Smith on Monday. Nelson didn't practice at all during the week, so his status is in question for next week's matchup against the Bills as well.

December 5, 2020 04:52 PM
Steelers' Steven Nelson: Listed as doubtful
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (knee) is listed as doubtful for Monday's contest against Washington.

Nelson has not practiced all week so it seems like all signs are pointing to the safety being unavailable for the prime-time battle. Cameron Sutton and Mike Hilton likely will see a bump in their respective snap counts if Nelson is eventually ruled inactive.

December 4, 2020 10:56 AM
Steelers' Steven Nelson: Set for MRI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 2, 2020 11:20 AM
Steelers' Steven Nelson: Solid first season in Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson totaled four tackles (all solo) in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.

Signed in March, Nelson added stability to the Pittsburgh secondary and finished the 2019 season with 61 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery in 15 games played. With two years remaining on his current contract, Nelson will return as the starting right cornerback for the Steelers in 2020.

December 26, 2019 04:32 PM
Steelers' Steven Nelson: Practices in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 25, 2019 05:48 PM
Steelers' Steven Nelson: Absent from practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (groin) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.

Nelson saw 58 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Jets, so the severity of the injury is unknown. If he is unable to return to practice before the end of the week, Mike Hilton and Cameron Sutton could be looking at more playing time Week 17.

December 17, 2019 12:48 PM
Steelers' Steven Nelson: First interception in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 24, 2019 05:04 PM
Steelers' Steven Nelson: Practices in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (groin) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Chris Adamski of TribLive.com reports.

Nelson appears have returned to full health during Pittsburgh's bye. He's in line to play his usual starting role at cornerback versus the Dolphins on Monday.

October 13, 2019 09:32 AM
Steelers' Steven Nelson: Sitting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (groin) will not travel with the team and has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Steelers Director of Communications Burt Lauten reports.

Nelson was a limited participant in practice this week and ultimately got a questionable tag, but the team was already able to determine that the defensive back was not fit to travel this weekend. Artie Burns is in line to get the start in the secondary in Nelson's absence Sunday.

October 11, 2019 04:40 PM
Steelers' Steven Nelson: Questionable versus Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 8, 2019 02:28 PM
Steelers' Steven Nelson: Nursing groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson is hampered by a groin injury ahead of Sunday's game versus the Chargers, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

Nelson hasn't missed a defensive snap this season, as he's recorded 21 tackles and two pass breakups in five games. He's been a strong part of the Steelers' secondary, but Mike Hilton and Artie Burns are both on standby for usage increases in case Nelson can't go Sunday.

March 13, 2019 12:16 AM
Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Garners respectable contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson agreed to a three-year, $25.5 million contract with the Steelers on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Nelson has been a starter in the Chiefs' secondary for three seasons, but the team that drafted him in 2015 wasn't willing to fork up the cash to keep him around. He figures to battle Coty Sensabaugh to start opposite Joe Haden in the Steelers secondary.

December 15, 2018 01:36 PM
Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Nabs fourth interception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson had four tackles (three solo) and an interception in Thursday's loss to the Chargers.

Nelson totaled three passes defensed, but ultimately, the Chiefs secondary couldn't contain Mike Williams, as he scored the touchdown and two-point conversion to win the game for the Chargers. Nelson has 57 total tackles and four interceptions through 14 games.

November 14, 2018 09:07 PM
Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Continues stellar play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 10, 2018 10:12 AM
Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Interception in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson recorded three tackles (two solo), two passes defensed and an interception across 83 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.

A four-year pro, this was Nelson's first career interception and a memorable one at that. With the Jaguars sitting on the Chiefs' goal line just before halftime, Nelson intercepted a ball that Blake Bortles threw off an offensive lineman's helmet, keeping a first-half shutout alive for the Kansas City defense. It was one of four interceptions thrown by Bortles on the day.

September 17, 2018 08:32 AM
Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Returns to game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (undisclosed) returned to Sunday's contest, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Nelson had reportedly been nursing a lower body injury, but it seems as though he's good enough to trot back out there. The four-year veteran will slide back into his role at starting cornerback.

September 16, 2018 09:48 PM
Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Leaves game with apparent lower body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Mon 09/14@ NYGW 26-1631400000
Sun 09/20vs DENW 26-2121300000
Sun 09/27vs HOUW 28-2110100000
Sun 10/11vs PHIW 38-2951602200
Sun 10/18vs CLEW 38-730300000
Sun 10/25@ TENW 27-2431400000
Sun 11/01@ BALW 28-2440400000
Sun 11/08@ DALW 24-1920200000
Sun 11/15vs CINW 36-1020200100
Sun 11/22@ JACW 27-310100000
Wed 12/02vs BALW 19-1410100000
Mon 12/07@ PITL 23-1700000000
Sun 12/13@ BUFL 15-2651600300
Mon 12/21@ CINL 17-2720200200
Sun 12/27vs INDW 28-2460600000
Sun 01/03@ CLEL 22-2430300100
Sun 01/10vs CLEL 37-4851600000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020PIT151548435023309
2019PIT15156152901333308
2018KC1616695811045335015
2017KC9741338000004
2016KC1515655960000016
2015KC120880000000
Total8268291 253.038 078935052
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/194
Birthdate:
01/22/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Warner Robins, GA
School:
Oregon State
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: