Report: Eagles sign Steven Nelson to one-year deal
Prized free-agent Steven Nelson has finally decided on his next team.
The Eagles have reportedly signed the cornerback to a one-year contract worth just over $4M, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Eagles have signed cornerback Steven Nelson to a one-year deal worth more than $4 million, per source. A top free agent cornerback is off the market.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) July 25, 2021
The Eagles desperately needed to address the position as they didn’t have much experience outside other than Darius Slay. Nelson’s two-year stint with Pittsburgh was a productive one, having 95 tackles, 17 passes defended, and 3 interceptions over that span. Nelson also 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 has had a 78.1 PFF grade since 2019, ranking 11th amongst all cornerbacks. Philadelphia has bolstered the secondary nicely this offseason, signing top safety Anthony Harris back in March and forming a formidable CB duo in Steven Nelson and Darius Slay. With this move, it sure looks as though the Eagles expect to compete in 2021.
Should the Eagles bite the bullet and sign Steven Nelson? Give me your thoughts. 🦅 @LibertyLinePHL | @ParxSportsbook pic.twitter.com/2wZIjJf64b— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) July 20, 2021
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