Skip to main content


Presented by

Steelers terminate Nelson's contract

The Steelers terminated the contract of cornerback Steve Nelson after two seasons in black and gold.

Nelson, who has played six seasons in the NFL, signed with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent in 2019 from the Kansas City Chiefs.

He stepped right into the lineup, starting all 30 of the 30 games he played in two seasons. Nelson finished the 2020 season with 48 tackles, 43 of them solo stops, nine pass defenses, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. He also had two interceptions, both of them coming against the Philadelphia Eagles when he picked off Carson Wentz twice.

In his two seasons with the Steelers he had 109 tackles, 17 pass defenses, three interceptions, two tackles for a loss and two fumble recoveries.