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Former CB Slams Steelers for Cutting Him

The former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback didn't hold back talking about his release.

PITTSBURGH -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson still isn't over how the team released him several years ago. Looking back at his final days in Pittsburgh, the current Houston Texan didn't hold back on his harsh comments about how it all went down. 

During an episode of his own podcast The Corner Suite, Nelson spoke about getting the phone call from Mike Tomlin that the team was going to move on from him. 

"Going to my last year, my cap number’s high,” Nelson said. “These motherfuckers felt the need to call me during the offseason, literally probably a day before free agency. [Mike Tomlin], he called me on some s***. ‘Hey Steve, I think upstairs, they’re looking to trade you. I’m like man, get the [explicit] out of here. You don’t think. You know something."

Since his release, the Steelers have bounced around the cornerback market, looking for long-term solutions at the position. With Joey Porter Jr. looking strong in his rookie year, it appears they've finally found one, but Nelson has since taken the league by storm, recording six interceptions, including four this season. 

"A good laugh at is like. Ever since I left, they ain’t found a corner yet. They’re still searching. High and low, they’re searching for mother******s," Nelson added. 

Nelson is set to hit free agency this spring, but it's unlikely the Steelers make a move at him. And after these comments, it's probably hard to imagine he'll be on their list of potential candidates - or that he'd ever consider a return to Pittsburgh.

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