The Steelers have signed corner back Steven Nelson, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapport The deal is believed to be for 3 years and $25.5 million.
Nelson recorded four interceptions (all last season) in 38 career games with the Chiefs. He also forced one fumble and had 174 total tackles. Pro Football Focus says Nelson gave up an 82 passer rating last year and had a 71.2 coverage grade. To put that into perspective, Artie Burns allowed a 149 passer rating with a 57.4 coverage grade.
Adding Nelson fills an immediate need in the Steelers secondary and is the biggest free agent signee since Mike Mitchell.