Veteran cornerback Cam Sutton signs with the Steelers.

NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday that cornerback Cam Sutton is signing with the Steelers, according to Sutton’s agents. Pittsburgh later confirmed the one-year deal and announced the release of receiver Izaiah Gathings to make room on the roster.

The 29-year-old, who played his first six seasons under Mike Tomlin, joined Detroit last offseason. In 2023, Sutton had significant difficulties on the field. Following off-field issues this offseason, including an arrest warrant for an alleged domestic violence incident, the Lions released him in March. Sutton later surrendered to the police and entered a pretrial diversion program for misdemeanor battery charges.

Cornerback depth was a concern for the Steelers this offseason. Joey Porter Jr. showed the potential to be a top CB, and the trade for Donte Jackson gave Pittsburgh a strong top-two duo, but depth remained an issue.

Sutton’s final season in Pittsburgh was his best. Next Gen Stats reported he allowed a career-low 44.4% completion rate and -8.5 receptions over expected. If he can return to that level of performance, the Steelers’ secondary will be more solid in 2024.


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