Steelers who could be cut after the NFL draft: Ahkello Witherspoon
Will the Pittsburgh Steelers cut two cornerbacks after the draft? It’s highly unlikely. But I do believe that the Steelers will choose between restructuring William Jackson’s contract or bringing back Ahkello Witherspoon.
Witherspoon is due to make four million in 2023 which would make him a much cheaper option than Jackson.
Both corners had their struggles at times last season dealing with injuries and that may lead to the Steelers looking elsewhere and replacing both Jackson and Witherspoon.
Pittsburgh may look to cut Witherspoon over Jackson because of Jackson’s familiarity with the current Steelers scheme. Jackson played with current Steelers defensive coordinator Teryl Austin in 2018 and spent time with head coach Mike Tomlin in 2016 during the pre-draft process. Those relationships may keep Jackson on the roster.
If the Steelers decide to cut a CB before this year’s NFL draft, I believe Witherspoon will get the chop.