Steven Nelson tweets “Don’t hold me hostage” as he seeks trade from Steelers

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The Steelers gave cornerback Steven Nelson permission to seek a trade, but Nelson appears to just want out, now.

Nelson took to Twitter to suggest that the Steelers should just let him go.

“Making a public announcement is a little out of my character, but you guys made your decision please don’t hold me hostage,” Nelson wrote.

The 28-year-old Nelson is heading into the final year of a three-year, $25.5 million contract he signed with the Steelers in 2019. He has a cap hit of $14.42 million this season under his current deal, but the Steelers would clear $8.25 million off their cap if they trade or release him.

UPDATE 2:05 p.m. ET: The Steelers have released Nelson.

7 responses to “Steven Nelson tweets “Don’t hold me hostage” as he seeks trade from Steelers

  1. I believe it would be the contract you signed holding you hostage. Contract is a funny word in the NFL, it doesn’t mean what you would think it means.

  2. Ehhh sorry your not good enough to count over 14 million against the cap or to make public demands so hostage is what you are.

  3. if you dont like it feel free to go get a real job. What a punk move, you’re under contract quit whining the Steelers dont work that way.

  4. The Steelers were clearly going to cut him, so why prolong it?
    No one will pay him that money.
    It costs the team nothing to cut him now so he can get a new job, rather than sitting on him a few weeks.

  5. Zero trade value with his level of talent and contract, soon to find out that how much his agent and him thinks he is worth is no where near what the smart GM’s think he is worth.

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