The Cincinnati Bengals are signing former Steelers’ CB Mike Hilton, according to a tweet from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2021
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting it’s a four-year deal.
Per @AdamSchefter, it's a 4-year deal for new Bengals slot cornerback Mike Hilton.
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) March 16, 2021
UPDATE (3:43 PM): Ian Rapoport says it’s a four year deal worth $24 million. $8.5 million of it in the first year.
— Steelers Depot 🧐 (@Steelersdepot) March 16, 2021
A Monday night report connected the Bengals to Hilton. Now it’s official. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed but we’ll update this post when they are.
Hilton was a diamond in the rough, a former UDFA deserving of a big payday. One of the top slot cornerbacks in football, Hilton was an excellent blitzer and run defender.
In his four years with the Steelers, Hilton recorded 237 tackles, a whopping 30 of them for a loss, and seven interceptions.
The Steelers retained Cam Sutton, who will take over Hilton’s slot spot in 2021.