PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers bolstered their secondary on Tuesday, acquiring cornerback William Jackson from Washington in a swap of late-round draft picks.
Pittsburgh sent a conditional sixth-rounder in 2025 to Washington for Jackson and a conditional seventh that year.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers placed rookie defensive end DeMarvin Leal on injured reserve Saturday with a knee injury, the latest setback for a banged-up defense that will be extremely shorthanded on Sunday against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ahkello Witherspoon spent most of the first half of the 2021 NFL season standing on the sideline in sweatpants while the Pittsburgh Steelers went on without him.
He ended it with his swagger returned and his future suddenly bright.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (9-7-1)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Joe Haden, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, TE Eric Ebron, CB Ahkello Witherspoon, G Trai Turner, S Terrell Edmunds, LB Miles Killebrew, WR James Washington, QB Josh Dobbs, WR Ray-Ray McCloud, CB Arthur Maulet, C B.J.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Keith Butler doesn’t have time to keep all the unfamiliar faces straight in the middle of the season, so he doesn’t even really try.
At least initially.
It’s why the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator offers the same bit of advice to any fresh-faced newbie the first time they sit down at one of Butler’s meetings.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers bolstered their secondary depth on the eve of the regular season, acquiring cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon from Seattle in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2023 draft.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (6-10)
New faces: QB Trey Lance, C Alex Mack, DE Samson Ebukam, DE Arden Key, DT Maurice Hurst, WR Trent Sherfield, DL Zach Kerr, RB Trey Sermon, G Aaron Banks, WR Mohamed Sanu, CB Deommodore Lenoir, CB Ambry Thomas.
SEATTLE (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater is trying not to get caught up or focus on being in the middle of the Denver Broncos' quarterback competition.
Bridgewater has made a pretty strong case with his play through two weeks of the preseason that he should be the one under center come Week 1.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (12-5)
CAMP SITE: Renton, Washington
LAST YEAR: Thanks to a big start of the season from QB Russell Wilson and WR DK Metcalf and a defense that improved throughout the year, the Seahawks won the NFC West for the first time since 2016.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (6-10)
CAMP SITE: Santa Clara, California
LAST YEAR: The Niners' bid to return to the Super Bowl was derailed early last season when stars Nick Bosa, George Kittle and Jimmy Garoppolo all went down with injuries in the first two weeks.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When he was in college, Ahkello Witherspoon wanted to have an NFL career in Seattle.
Many college defensive backs felt the same way at that time since the Seahawks' defense was at the pinnacle of the NFL during that period, anchored by a legendary secondary.