6 former Pittsburgh Steelers we would like to see return to the team in 2024

There are plenty of former Pittsburgh Steelers who fans would love to see return in Free Agency

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Pittsburgh has to bury the hatchet with Steven Nelson for a reunion

Sometimes things just don't line up and certain players fall into the cap casualty conversation. That happened a couple of years ago between the Steelers and Steven Nelson. It was a bit of a surprise at the time as Pittsburgh was still in contention and both Nelson and Joe Haden had become one of the best cornerback duos in the NFL.

Teams only have so much money in the league, and Pittsburgh decided that moving on from Nelson was in the best interest of both sides. It seems like Nelson wanted a pay raise, and that was something the Steelers weren't ready to commit to. They cut him, and that led to a bitter divorce that would need to be smoothed over if a reunion would become a possibility.

Most know this is a business, but that doesn't mean that players don't take moves like this personally. Nelson moved on quickly since leaving Pittsburgh. He has been with the Eagles and Texans since he left the Steelers in 2020. He remains a smart veteran cornerback who can provide quality snaps on the outside. His best option would be a second cover guy on a good defense.

The black and gold are looking for another cornerback on the opposite side of Joey Porter Jr. Nelson would be a nice fit, but it is unknown if the pending free agent blacklisted the Steelers on his potential destination options. If the club can smooth things over and sign Nelson to join their group, it would be an instant upgrade over the likes of Patrick Peterson and Levi Wallace.

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