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What Steelers trade for CB Ahkello Witherspoon means for James Pierre

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (23). Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers recently made a splash play for cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon. Here’s what this trade could mean for James Pierre.

Pittsburgh Steelers fans finally got their wish on Friday afternoon. After the Steelers sat dormant without making a big move for a cornerback all offseason (apart from signing Arthur Maulet to a minimum contract in free agency), the team recently traded for newly-signed Seahawks cornerback, Ahkello Witherspoon.

This move comes after the Steelers failed to select a cornerback with any of their 9 selections in the 2021 NFL Draft.