Steelers sign third-rounder Cameron Sutton

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The Steelers are down to one unsigned pick.

Cornerback Cameron Sutton has agreed to a contract with the team, leaving first-round linebacker T.J. Watt as the only member of Pittsburgh’s draft class without a deal. Sutton, who was selected in the third round, signed the standard four-year rookie contract.

Sutton is one of two cornerbacks that the Steelers drafted this year and defensive backs coach Carnell Lake has talked up Sutton’s experience in press coverage while at Tennessee, which is something the team is expected to play more of this season than they have in the past.

How much they go that route and how quickly Sutton adapts to the pro game will be determining factors in the amount of playing time he sees during his rookie season. Artie Burns, Ross Cockrell, Senquez Golson, William Gay, Coty Sensabaugh and fifth-rounder Brian Allen are also in the mix.

3 responses to “Steelers sign third-rounder Cameron Sutton

  1. This is the best quality CB depth I’ve ever seen the Steelers have, and I’m an old, old fan. Speculation is that they might keep 6 – and I remember a year they only kept 4, with 5 safeties. There’s even a couple others not mentioned here, like udfa Mike Hilton, for the practice squad.

    Last year Pittsburgh ran more zone than anyone else in the NFL, partially because of starting rookies SS Davis and CB Burns. I think limiting schemes due to player inexperience made them a bit predictable by the end of their year, and I’m sure Tom friggin’ Brady immediately salivated over playing against them. A more experienced, balanced secondary will make a big difference this year. Just like the team as a whole, that secondary is trending upwards.

    I like the way this team is shaping up 🙂

    Go Steelers!

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