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Cornerback Cam Sutton re-signed with the Steelers back in March on a two-year, $9 million deal and they thought so highly of him that they parted ways with Steven Nelson as a cap casualty. Sutton is slotted to replace Nelson at the right cornerback position opposite of Joe Haden in 2021 and the fifth-year cornerback is ready for his moment to shine.
"Ready more than ever," Sutton told the media after today's OTAs practice via Mike Prisuta of Steelers.com. "As far as health and just a mental aspect, I feel better than I ever felt before. Coming off of a year where you had more snaps, more opportunities, that's just a stepping stone. Those are things to continue to build off of."
While it's only OTAs, Sutton says that he values the chemistry building with his teammates, which should carry over to training camp, the preseason, and then ultimately when it becomes for real in the regular season.
"Just the overall excitement, just being back out with the guys, flying around, talkin' ball, talkin' that language again," Sutton said. "Everything's kind of just falling in its place as the offseason continues."
With signing a two-year deal that includes three voidable years, a lot is riding on Sutton in 2021 to prove to the Steelers that he's a starting outside cornerback. And he's more than up for the challenge.
"Going into the year I'm coming for everything, that's just the grit in me," Sutton said. "That's just the grit in this organization, in our teammates, just the hunger to bring Super Bowls back to the city of Pittsburgh."