Steven Nelson says he was one of the best nook at Pittsburgh Steelers and explains the state of affairs that led to the discharge
It would seem that Steven Nelson’s release from the Pittsburgh Steelers wasn’t the cornerback’s creation – but the money situation made any future between the two difficult.
According to Dale Lolley of DK Pittsburgh Sports, Nelson wrote directly to the Steelers writer to clear the air of flying stories.
“They made a promise to Cam, which means they would let me go because they can’t keep me on a high number that no one has ever called and told me,” Nelson told Lolley.
The Steelers signed Cameron Sutton to a $ 9 million deal this off-season with the expectation that he would play on the outside in 2021. Nelson, who was set to cost $ 14 million against the team’s salary cap this season, was looking for his own cash boost.
“I felt, and I also felt, that given that I had surpassed my current contract over the past two years, we would expect an extension,” Nelson told Pat Kirwin and Jim Miller in their SiriusXM- Radio broadcast.
“For some reason the Steelers wanted to take a different route and thought I would be expendable through trade in my prime,” Nelson continued. “It came down to being traded or released, and I just want to make it very clear that there has never been a discussion with me where I could take a cut. I was never given the opportunity to take advantage of it.” a wage cut. “
Nelson signed with the Steelers in 2019 and accumulated 109 tackles, three interceptions and 17 pass defenses in two seasons.
Lolley reported that Nelson never ruled out a wage cut at the Steelers. At 28 years of age and in its “prime”, however, his best option is likely to hit the market. The corner told Kirwin and Miller that he has 10 to 15 teams that care about him.
“Why should the highest paying corner go in the bank?” Nelson said to Lolley.
“Believe me, I wasn’t told so make your facts clear. I’ve never run out of a competition and haven’t knocked on Cam, but I’m the best, was the best corner on the team. This is going to be easy referred to as a cap-casual situation. “
Noah Strackbein is a publisher at AllSteelers. Follow Noah on Twitter @NoahStrack and AllSteelers @si_steelers.