Seahawks trading Ahkello Witherspoon to Steelers

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The Steelers are adding some depth in the secondary as the regular season begins.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Seattle is trading cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon to Pittsburgh. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Witherspoon signed with Seattle in the spring after spending his first four seasons with San Francisco. He appeared in 11 games for the 49ers last season, starting four. He recorded an interception and four passes defensed.

The 49ers picked Witherspoon in the third round of the 2017 draft.

Witherspoon joins Joe Haden, Cameron Sutton, James Pierre, and Justin Layne as corners on the Steelers’ roster.

6 responses to “Seahawks trading Ahkello Witherspoon to Steelers

  1. As a Niners fan this pains me. Would have been a cake walk if he was playing for the Seahawks.😢😢😢

  2. When 49er fans laughed when the Seahawks picked him up, I chalked it up to sour grapes. Then I watched him in the preseason and realized that he wasn’t as bad as 49er fans said he was. He was even worse. Major whiff of a signing for the Seahawks, but glad they’re able to trade him for something – even if it’s a conditional 7th.

  3. He’s a 4th CB for the Steelers providing some depth and maybe Dime play. He was good enough to start 33 games in his career. Everybody can’t be a superstar, but you need guys with experience that can serve as serviceable depth.

  4. He was terrible when Frisco was a terrible team. He had a good few games in the beginning of 2019 season, but lost his job as starter and sat on the bench for the rest of the season.

  5. Well, the Kansas City fans put Nelson down when the Steelers picked him up and Nelson performed well in the system Pittsburgh employs. Now 49er and Seahawk fans want to denigrate Witherspoon, but I will wait and give him a chance. Getting into the right system with coaches who know your abilities and deficiencies is just as important as a player’s physical and mental prowess. He doesn’t have to be the second coming of Mel Blount or Rod Woodson. He just has to play to the best of his ability and he will be helpful because he has quite a bit of physical ability.

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