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Steelers All 91: CB Steven Nelson



All 91 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 91 members of the Steelers 2019 training camp roster.

22 • Steven Nelson, fifth-year cornerback

Last year: Was a starting corner for the Kansas City Chiefs for the third straight season, and for the first time in his career, made all 16 starts before signing a three-year deal with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent.

Stats: Led Kansas City and was tied for seventh in the NFL with four interceptions. He also defended 15 passes and made 68 tackles — two for a loss.

Accolades, Highlights:

Played among the most snaps of any NFL cornerback in 2018.

Camp outlook: The big thing to watch this camp will be how quickly Nelson adjusts to a new defense and a new scheme. He was a top performer in Kansas City, so the skills are there, but with a stern test Week 1 in a trip to New England, the Steelers don’t have time for a long learning curve.

Projected role: Will start at right cornerback, opposite Joe Haden. Nelson has played both sides in the past, while Haden has primarily played left corner.

Coverage links:

Exclusive with Steelers CB Steven Nelson

What Steven Nelson Brings to Steelers Secondary

Steven Nelson is an Upgrade, the Question is How Big?

Steelers Sign CB Steve Nelson

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