For the second straight week, the Philadelphia Eagles completely embarrassed themselves, this time at the…
Former Steeler’s CB Steven Nelson is far and away the best corner remaining on the market. Nelson has reportedly heard from a myriad of teams since his release, and the Eagles appear to be one of them:
Cornerback Steven Nelson’s market has been strong since becoming a free agent. Nelson has interest and has heard from 14 teams including #Texans #Bears #Eagles #Bengals and #Bills, per source. He continues to be patient waiting for right fit and opportunity.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) May 12, 2021
In a draft where the Eagles were expected to come away with at least two cornerbacks, the team only selected one in Zech McPhearson in the 4th-round. While McPhearson does possess remarkable fluidity, there still isn’t much depth behind Darius Slay (who turned 30 back in January).
Nelson’s two-year stint with Pittsburgh was a productive one, having 95 tackles, 17 passes defended, and 3 interceptions over that span. Nelson excels in man coverage as he was one of the top-graded corners in that metric in 2019, allowing just 12 passes to be completed when asked to man up.
The 28-year-old was arguably the best corner on that Steelers defense and it won’t be long before he’s picked up. The Eagles currently have roughly $4.3M in cap space and can free up an additional $8.5M if they move Ertz after June 1st.
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