Up North: Steelers cornerback Cam Sutton suspended 8 games

Cleveland’s AFC North rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers, will be without one of their starting cornerbacks for nearly half the season. Cam Sutton was handed an eight-game suspension on Monday, and reports say he will not appeal the suspension.

The suspension was for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. It will be reinstated in late October following the Steelers’ game against the New York Giants. This comes after Sutton was arrested for assault following an alleged incident with his girlfriend during the offseason.

After the incident, Sutton was released by the Detroit Lions, and the Steelers signed him knowing something like this would happen. Sutton had a weak 2023, his first time out of Pittsburgh, but he has a lot of talent and experience in the Steelers system.

Pittsburgh likely has a plan to navigate his absence and could use some young, promising players on the roster for the first eight games.

This story originally appeared on Browns Wire