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.