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Steelers OTA Recap, Day 9: Steven Nelson opens up about the start of his Steelers career

Time to check in on what went down at the UPMC Practice Facility for Organized Team Activities.

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If you ask me, there aren’t many people who have more pressure on them heading into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2019 regular season than Steven Nelson. Nelson was the highest paid free agent in Steelers history, and is expected to be the yin to Joe Haden’s yang on the opposite side.

While very active on social media showing his workouts, discipline and overall motivation for the game, Nelson seems like a player who likes to keep to himself. Let his play do the talking. But while fans are wondering how Nelson is handling the transition from the Kansas City Chiefs, the team that drafted him, to the 412 area code, Nelson has kept his head down and continued to work.

However, Missi Matthews was able to corner Nelson after the 9th Organized Team Activities (OTAs) workout and asked him just how things were going.

Check out the interview below:

Nelson talked about his teammates, how welcoming the entire organization has been and what to expect from the defense in 2019. It was good to hear from the newest addition to the secondary, at least via free agency, and how acclimated he is becoming early in the preparation process.

  • Fans have heard more from T.J. Watt this offseason than they have any other recently, and the reason why is he is now embracing his role as a leader not only on the defense, but on the team.

Oh yeah, and he talks a lot about rookie Devin Bush and how he is progressing in the early portions of his rookie season.

  • The next Patrick Mahomes no-look pass might be coming from Ben Roethlisberger??