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Report: Bengals ‘In The Mix’ For CB Mike Hilton

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already lost two starters today. They could soon lose a third. According to a tweet from NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Cincinnati Bengals are reportedly in the mix to sign CB Mike Hilton.

Hilton had been a valuable piece to the Steelers’ defense since taking over as their slot corner in 2017. He’s regarded as one of the top nickel cornerbacks in football with a unique blend of run defense, blitzing, and coverage.

Losing Hilton this offseason has been expected for a couple weeks now. But losing him to the Bengals would hurt even more.

Earlier Monday, the Steelers re-signed Cam Sutton to a two-year, $9 million contract. Sutton will be Hilton’s replacement in the slot in 2021.

During the first day of free agency, OLB Bud Dupree signed a 5-year, $85 million deal with the Tennessee Titans while OL Matt Feiler signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Los Angeles Chargers. The team is also expected to lose starting WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, OT Alejandro Villanueva, and RB James Conner in addition to Hilton in the coming days.

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