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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 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 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 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 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 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.

August 27, 2018 05:12 PM
Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (concussion) returned to practice Monday, Adam Teicher of 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.

August 18, 2018 10:44 PM
Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Suffers concussion Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson, who left Friday's preseason game against the Falcons prematurely, has been diagnosed with a concussion, BJ Kissel of reports.

Nelson must clear the league's concussion protocol before returning to practice, so David Amerson and Tremon Smith could see additional reps with the first-team defense alongside fellow cornerback Kendall Fuller in the meantime.

August 18, 2018 10:24 PM
Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Evaluated for concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson exited Friday's preseason game against the Falcons and is being evaluated for a concussion, Nate Taylor of The Athletic Kansas City reports.

Nelson took a blow to the head in the first quarter of Friday's game against Atlanta. If he ends up being diagnosed with a concussion, he'll figure to miss several days of practice. Look for David Amerson and Tremon Smith to see some extra snaps for as long as Nelson is sidelined.

December 5, 2017 12:08 PM
Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Totals nine tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 30, 2017 02:12 PM
Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Activated for Monday night matchup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs activated Nelson (abdomen) from their Reserve/Injured-Designated for Return list ahead of Monday's game against the Broncos.

Nelson, who has yet to make his season debut while recovering from core-muscle surgery, is one of two players the Chiefs will be able to activate from IR. The 24-year-old appeared in 15 games last season for the Chiefs, starting all of them and logging 65 total tackles while breaking up 16 passes. It's not immediately clear if he'll unseat Terrance Mitchell for a starting role opposite Marcus Peters, but Nelson should at least see some snaps in sub packages during the Week 8 matchup.

October 24, 2017 03:28 PM
Chiefs' Steven Nelson: Named designated-to-return player
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs designated Nelson (abdomen) as one of their two players eligible to return from injured reserve, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

The designation allows Nelson to resume practicing with the Chiefs, giving the team a three-week window to activate him. Nelson, who could be cleared to play as soon as the Week 9 matchup with the Cowboys, would provide an upgrade to a Chiefs secondary that's sorely missed his absence this season. Over 15 games in 2016, Nelson failed to notch an interception, but broke up 16 passes and logged 65 tackles.

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