PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have acquired defensive back Ahkello Witherspoon from Seattle in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2023 draft.
The Steelers made the move to bolster a secondary that has struggled to find a replacement for Mike Hilton, who left in free agency during the offseason.
Witherspoon had four interceptions in four seasons with San Francisco before signing a one-year deal with the Seahawks in May.
To make room on the roster for Witherspoon, the Steelers released defensive lineman Henry Mondeaux.
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