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NFL Rumors: Steelers Reuniting With Veteran Cornerback After One Year Apart

Cam Sutton is headed back to Pittsburgh with hopes of resurrecting his career with the Steelers after a tumultuous first season away.

The veteran cornerback is signing back with the Steelers, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, who cited Sutton’s representation Wednesday morning. Sutton spent the 2024 season with the Detroit Lions.

The Lions signed Sutton last summer to a three-year deal worth a reported $33 million with more than $22 million of that guaranteed. Detroit released Sutton in March after his alleged involvement in a domestic violence case in Tampa.

Sutton initially faced a felony battery charge stemming from an incident in March. Per the Tampa Bay Times, an affidavit claimed Sutton slammed his girlfriend into a wall while also biting and choking her. Upon reviewing evidence, the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office reduced the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor.

“(The office) did an independent, thorough investigation, and arrived at the conclusion that the misdemeanor was the appropriate charge,” Sutton’s attorney told the Times.

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Sutton, the Steelers’ third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, appeared in all 17 games for the Lions last season. He recorded one interception to go along with six passes defended and a forced fumble while also registering 50 solo tackles.

Sutton spent the first six seasons of his career with the Steelers. His best performance came in 2022, his walk year, when he had a career-high three interceptions and 15 passes defended.

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