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July 25, 2021 02:52 PM
Eagles' Steven Nelson: Links up with Philly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Eagles on Sunday, Jeremy Fowler of 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.

March 23, 2021 02:52 PM
Steven Nelson: Cut by Steelers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Steelers released Nelson on Tuesday.

The Steelers gave Nelson permission to seek a trade last week. With no luck, the team let him go with one year left on his contract. This move clears up $8.25 million in cap space for the Steelers. Nelson started in all 15 of his appearances last season, allowing a 97.0 passer rating and seven touchdowns when targeted. There should be multiple teams interested in his services for the 2021 season.

March 20, 2021 11:00 AM
Steelers' Steven Nelson: Given OK to seek trade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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 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 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.

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