The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed safety Scott Nelson to their practice squad, according to a report by Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network.
Nelson is in his second stint with the Steelers practice squad this season. He was originally signed on Oct. 4, and released a week later on Oct. 11. Nelson had not signed with another team since his release by Pittsburgh.
The Steelers had an opening on the practice squad when safety Elijah Riley was promoted to the active roster and cornerback Josh Jackson was waived on Saturday. Jackson was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals.
The Steelers have been dealing with injuries at the safety position. Starter Terrell Edmunds missed Saturday’s game with a hamstring injury and backup Tre Norwood left the game early with a hamstring issue of his own.
Nelson, 23 is a 6-foot-2, 205-pound rookie from Wisconsin. He spent the 2022 offseason and preseason with the Seattle Seahawks, recording seven tackles, including three against the Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on Aug. 13.
Nelson started as a redshirt freshman for the Badgers in 2018, but then missed most of 2019 due to injury and played six games in a COVID-disrupted 2020 season. He started 13 games in 2021 and ranked fourth on Wisconsin with 60 tackles.
Nelson will join cornerbacks Duke Dawson and Mark Gilbert as defensive back options on the Steelers Practice squad.