“It’s about what he is willing to accept at this point. There’s leverage on the club’s standpoint because they know what his value is, and it is nowhere near what he wants. If he gets a deal around $4 million or $5 million, I think in the end, that is what he’ll get. The Eagles are looking to pay $2 million or $3 million from what I understand, so we will see what happens and see if they can reel him in or somebody else before training camp,” Caplan said, via PhillyVoice.com.
Caplan expects the Eagles to add a cornerback before the start of the regular season.
There hasn’t been a lot of buzz regarding Nelson over the past month so, even though he’s one of the best available players at this point in the offseason.
Last we heard, Jeremy Fowler reported that 14 teams had shown interest in Nelson including the Texans, Bears, Eagles, Bengals and Bills.
Nelson, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2015. He finished his four-year, $2.902 million rookie contract with the Chiefs before signing a three-year, $25 million contract with the Steelers in 2019.
Nelson was owed a base salary of $8,250,000 for the 2021 season when Pittsburgh released him.
In 2020, Nelson appeared in 15 games for the Steelers and recorded 48 tackles, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and nine passes defended. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 36 corner out of 121 qualifying players.
We have him included in our Top 100 2021 NFL Free Agents list.