4 moves Steelers must make with the Ahkello Witherspoon savings

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The Steelers predictably parted ways with Ahkello Witherspoon the other day. The writing was on the wall, as Witherspoon was seemingly replaced by James Pierre last season and had four million worth of cap savings attached to his name. With him officially off the roster, this team has some spots to fill as well as some cap space to work with.

While the majority of the big moves are done for the Steelers, they should still be prudent and look to add some better players to fill out their roster. They have seemingly been open to moves like this after the draft, as they signed the likes of Melvin Ingram, Larry Ogunjobi, and Trai Turner after the draft.

Here are the four moves the Steelers should look to make with the Witherspoon cap savings.

Steelers should sign Jason Verrett

Jason Verrett is a “what could have been” player since he entered the league. He is an effective cornerback when healthy and has the capability to play inside and outside. The issue has been health, as he has failed to consistently stay on the field and has never played an entire season so far in his career.

At his age, those injuries are likely to only get worse, but he would be worth kicking the tires on. He will have to prove that he is recovered from his season-ending 2022 injury as well. He was a great starter for the 49ers in 2020, and most importantly, he can provide the team with a capable slot cornerback. He would come in cheap and provide another body at a position of need for this team.