The Pittsburgh Steelers terminated the contract of veteran wide receiver David Nelson on Tuesday with four weeks to go until the start of the new league year.
Nelson, who signed a one-year contract with the Steelers last August, didn’t even make it through a full training camp practice before suffering a shoulder injury that ultimately resulted in him being placed on the teams Reserve/Injured list.
Nelson entered the league with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He spent time on the rosters of the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets prior to signing with the Steelers. He has registered 138 catches for 1,530 yards and 10 touchdowns during his NFL career.
Nelson was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year. The Steelers obviously parted ways with him early in order to give him a chance to catch on elsewhere prior to the start of free agency.