The Steelers don’t usually make a big splash in free agency. Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Media reports that Steven Nelson is the biggest-money free agent the Steelers have enticed since safety Mike Mitchell in 2014.
Mitchell signed a five-year, $25 million deal with Pittsburgh but never became the playmaker the Steelers had hoped.
The team obviously hopes for more from Nelson, who agreed to a three-year, $25.5 million deal, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
Nelson, 26, was a third-round pick of the Chiefs in 2015.
He played 52 games with 38 starts, making 174 tackles, four interceptions and 15 pass breakups in his career in Kansas City.