CINCINNATI — The Bengals signed three cornerbacks in free agency this offseason, but they could be on the hunt for another defensive back.
Cincinnati is one of at least 14 NFL teams that have expressed interest in Steven Nelson according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
The 28-year-old is reportedly waiting for "the right fit and opportunity." The Texans, Bears, Eagles and Bills have also shown interest in Nelson.
He had 48 tackles, two interceptions and nine passes defensed last year for Pittsburgh.
Cincinnati already signed former Steelers nickel cornerback Mike Hilton this offseason. They also brought it Chidobe Awuzie and Eli Apple.
Awuzie and Hilton are expected to start alongside Trae Waynes.
It's hard to imagine the Bengals striking a deal with Nelson. They didn't take a cornerback in the NFL Draft, but there's no way he'd move past Waynes, Awuzie or Hilton on the depth chart.
The Chiefs selected Nelson in the third-round (98th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. He spent four years in Kansas City, before signing with Pittsburgh as a free agent in 2019. The Steelers released him in March.
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