Who’s the slot for the Steelers? Here are the candidates

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers know that if push comes to shove, Cam Sutton can play the slot for them this season. That was their plan when they re-signed Sutton as a free agent and allowed Mike Hilton to leave.

But judging by the team’s moves in the NFL Draft and since, it appears they would at least like to have a backup plan there.

It comes down to having options. And if Sutton is the only player on the roster capable of being the primary slot corner for the team, it severely limits the team’s options.

Sutton, who will start at right cornerback opposite Joe Haden, would be forced to move inside when the team goes to its sub packages, with another corner, Justin Layne or James Pierre taking his spot on the outside.

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