Eagles sign Steve Nelson
The Philadelphia Eagles added to their secondary on Sunday afternoon by announcing the signing of free-agent cornerback Steven Nelson on a one-year deal.
Nelson joins, having spent the past two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he had three interceptions in the Steel City.
Longing for a veteran cornerback all offseason, there were talks that Nelson could be signing with the Birds. The 28-year-old joins a cornerback core of Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox and Zech McPhearson as the Eagles look ahead to their new-look defense under new Defensive Coordinator Jonathan Gannon.
Nelson's deal is worth more than four million dollars as the Eagles continue to build their roster ahead of the 2021 season. The signing of Nelson has meant that defensive tackle Willie Henry has been released by the team.