Ahkello Witherspoon had a poor second showing
Ahkello Witherspoon was added to the roster right after last season’s training camp via trade. He struggled to see the field for the first half of the season, but once he got on the field, he was arguably the Steelers best cornerback. He did enough to warrant a new deal this offseason, and the expectation was for him to be the primary cornerback this season.
That didn’t work out, and as this season went on, he lost snaps to Levi Wallace before eventually being benched for James Pierre. The Steelers secondary hasn’t been anything special this season, and it is quite the testament that Witherspoon couldn’t hold down a job there. He had high expectations but has fallen short of them.
At this point, it seems like his Steelers career will end shortly after this season ends. He isn’t owed a lot of money, but if he can’t crack a starter role, it doesn’t make sense to keep him around. Inconsistencies have plagued him for most of his career, and they have resurfaced in an ugly way. His inability to play well on a regular basis lands him squarely on the naughty list.