Steelers acquire CB Ahkello Witherspoon from Seahawks

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.