The story of Roosevelt Nix making his way to the NFL is certainly one for the movies. The former defensive lineman got a chance with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and made the most of it en route to becoming the team’s full back and eventual special teams captain.
Nix was known for big hits on kickoff units, and paving the way for James Conner, but after an injury plagued 2019 campaign the Steelers decided to go in a different direction and signed free agent Derek Watt. The acquisition meant the end of the road for Nix and his time with the Steelers.
It wouldn’t take long for Nix to find a new home, and it is being reported that home will be with the Indianapolis Colts.
This per Jordan Schultz:
The #Colts are expecting to sign FB Roosevelt Nix to a one-year deal later today, per source. The 28-year-old earned a Pro Bowl nod in 2017 with the #Steelers.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) April 11, 2020
Nix, the 2017 Pro Bowler, will have to pass a physical to make the transaction official, and the current state of Nix’s knee could have a lot to do with the approval of the acquisition. Nix missed a significant portion of the season with a knee injury, and after trying to return in 2019 he re-injured the knee and was placed on the Injured Reserve list.
During his time with the Steelers Nix was a fan favorite for his selflessness and ability to make splash plays on special teams. He will be missed, and fans wish him nothing but the best in his time with the Colts.
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