Steelers Give CB Steven Nelson Permission To Seek Trade


Adam Schefter reports that the Steelers have granted permission to CB Steven Nelson to seek a trade out of Pittsburgh. 

Steven Nelson

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 is owed a base salary of $8,250,000 for the 2021 season. 

According to, releasing Nelson would free up $8,250,000 of available cap space while creating $6,170,000 in dead money. 

In 2020, Nelson appeared in 15 games for the Steelers and recorded 48 tackles, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and nine passes defended.

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  1. I do not understand this. Nelson has been their best full time cb, which is considered one of the 4 more most positions on the football field. The Steelers have 3 capable wide receivers and already a lot of holes on the both lines plus rb and now they want to add cb to the list? I like Schuster Smith but to me this only makes sense if you are going to commit long term to the guy you are trading off for. Yes they could find a cb in the draft but they already have enough needs.

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