3 free agent cornerbacks Steelers should consider signing

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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson (22). Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports /

Steven Nelson

I would be remiss if I didn’t at least entertain the notion of bringing Steven Nelson back in 2021. Clearly, things didn’t end well between Nelson and the Steelers the first time around this offseason, but perhaps that could all be prepared.

With the NFL Draft concluded, many cornerback-needy teams have filled the void – leaving Nelson as an afterthought. While it’s still entirely possible that the right organization comes around to offer him a respectable deal, it’s not guaranteed to happen.

Pittsburgh needs to pick up the phone and at least give this a try. Nelson is a scrappy, physical cornerback who already knows the system well and would fit right back in. His ability to man the RCB position could free up Cam Sutton to go back into the slot – a place where he showed he can be very good in the past. We know what we are getting with Steven Nelson and it’s nothing spectacular, but the Steelers could be stuck in a situation that is a whole lot worse if he’s not brought back.

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After spending a late-round pick on a cornerback and signing two others immediately following the draft, perhaps Pittsburgh has no intentions of bringing in another veteran to help out in the secondary. If they do, however, these three players should be considered.