Two former Texas Longhorns will need to find new NFL homes, as both Chris Nelson and Calvin Anderson were both released on Monday after signing priority free agent contracts after the NFL Draft.
Nelson was one of six players waved by the Pittsburgh Steelers following the conclusion of their rookie mini-camp, after signing with the club quickly after the draft concluded. Nelson’s skillset lends itself to a 3-4 defensive scheme, which 12 NFL teams currently employ.
God has a plan— Chris Nelson (@chrisnelson2455) May 13, 2019
As a graduate transfer in 2018, Anderson came to Texas from the Rice Owls in hopes of increasing his standing with NFL teams. Leading up to the draft, Anderson worked on positioning himself as a versatile lineman, but his skillset makes him a more natural fit at left tackle. He ultimately signed with the New England Patriots before being waved, as well.
As one door closes, another door opens I’m thankful for any and every opportunity!#businessisbusiness— Calvin Anderson (@THE_CONDA25) May 13, 2019
With teams adding players heading into their next round of preseason camps, both could find their way onto other rosters before its all said and done.