Steven Nelson agrees to deal with Steelers

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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.

13 responses to “Steven Nelson agrees to deal with Steelers

  1. eagles never sniffed the superbowl with desean jackson then they get rid of him and they win the superbowl obviously you have no clue about chemistry and character

    Desean Jackson is toxic and terrible for chemistry eagles won a Super Bowl without Jackson he’s a locker room poison. jackson ruins every team he is on

  2. “danny woodson says:
    March 12, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    eagles never sniffed the superbowl with desean jackson then they get rid of him and they win the superbowl obviously you have no clue about chemistry and character

    Desean Jackson is toxic and terrible for chemistry eagles won a Super Bowl without Jackson he’s a locker room poison. jackson ruins every team he is on”

    What does that have to do with the post you replied to? I ate spaghetti 3 times last month. That has as much to do with the OP as your reply does.

  3. Addition by subtraction. Nelson ducked, I was so tired of teams throwing his way knowing a flag was all but guaranteed. See ya nelson

  4. Okay … well, interesting comments so far.

    Nelson isn’t Rod Woodson, but he’s a good corner, and Pittsburgh needs new blood in the defensive backfield. Thrilled to see the Steelers participating in the free-agent market for a change (acquiring as opposed to trading away), and glad we’re addressing this particular need. Now if we could just pick up a promising safety and a strong fast linebacker.

  5. Well for what it’s worth he’s an instant starter for Pittsburgh that’s for sure. They sure can’t draft cornerbacks worth a crap, might as well get them in free agency.

    Go Steelers!

  6. Nelson’s great for being out of position, constantly burnt, grabbing jerseys and NEVER looking back over his shoulder for a thrown pass.

    His idea of pass coverage is face guarding and often failing that.

    Now he’s the Steelers problem.

    Thank gawd.

  7. bestcameraanglesnevershown says:
    March 13, 2019 at 2:20 am
    Nelson’s great for being out of position, constantly burnt, grabbing jerseys and NEVER looking back over his shoulder for a thrown pass.

    His idea of pass coverage is face guarding and often failing that.

    Now he’s the Steelers problem.

    Thank gawd.
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    Except he has the fifth lowest completion percentage against him for CBs with 25+ targets, and the 7th lowest QB rating against him. Upgrade from what the Steelers had.

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