3 Steelers that could be extended after Roethlisberger’s new deal

Tyson Alualu #94 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Cam Sutton/Mike Hilton, CB

These two have become some of the major free agent focal points for the team as free agency inches closer. Bringing back both might not be a possibility but after the Roethlisberger deal, this could seem more plausible.

Ed Bouchette has claimed recently that Hilton will not have as good of a market as many expect. If that is the case then his return could be a reality. It will not be easy to bring back both but it seems like Sutton might be more of a priority over Hilton. Sutton can play inside and outside corner and that is something the team will need to covet. Currently, Joe Haden and Steven Nelson are entering the last year of their contracts. The Steelers will need to have a succession plan in place with at least one of those two potentially gone after next season.

Once this idea of bringing back both of these players was more of a dream than reality. Picking one over the other looked like what the black and gold needed to do. If Bouchette is correct then it would be a fair thing to say both could come back. The once dream seems like it could happen if you believe the rumors in NFL circles.