Two Steelers Sign RFA Tenders


On Friday, June 12th, two Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to sign their restricted free agent tenders. CB Mike Hilton and OL Matt Feiler both signed their tenders and will remain on the roster.

Hilton went undrafted in 2016 and has been with the Steelers since then. In three seasons, he has started 14 games and played in a total of 47. While he went undrafted and bounced around practice squads, Hilton has become a quiet playmaker for his defense. Since 2017, Hilton has had 22 tackles for a loss, 2nd-most among DBs in the league. His 6.5 sacks are ranked 4th among DBs since 2017. Hilton is still a young player and will be a stable going forward for Pittsburgh.

Feiler has also made a name for himself lately. He’s started 26 games over the last two seasons, having spent all of 2015 and 2016 on the practice squad. In 2018, he got his opportunity when then-starter Marcus Gilbert got injured. Pittsburgh’s offensive line is starting to face adversity and needs younger players to lean on in the near future.

2020 is starting to look like the last chance for Pittsburgh to be a Super Bowl contender with Ben Roethlisberger. Both Feiler and Hilton will play major roles this year if there is indeed a season. Nonetheless, they will be part of the team should there be a need for a rebuild.