Hilton had one tackle (solo) during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati. The second-year defensive back experienced a slight decline over his rookie year, but still finished the 2018 season with 57 tackles -- including one sack -- adding two fumble recoveries and one interception in 15 games. Hilton is an exclusive restricted free agent and his play the past two years should merit consideration from the Pittsburgh front office for him to be re-signed.
Hilton had a team-high six tackles (all solo) during Sunday's 31-28 loss to New Orleans. The second-year defensive back has put together a string of four solid games during which he has recorded 27 tackles and a sack. He'll look to keep the momentum going in Week 17 against the Bengals, whom the Steelers defeated 28-21 earlier this season.
Hilton's elbow injury is a hyperextension, Joe Rutter of the Trib Live reports. Hilton's injury was initially feared to be much more significant than a hyperextension, which could theoretically allow him to suit up for Sunday's game against the Ravens. The starting slot cornerback was additionally spotted without a sling while watching Thursday's practice. Hilton's Week 4 status remains questionable, and if he's sidelined for any amount of time, Cameron Sutton would replace him in the starting lineup.
Hilton (elbow) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Hilton sustained an elbow injury in Monday's win over the Buccaneers and was seen wearing a sling at practice Wednesday. The severity of the injury is not fully known, but his status for Week 4 appears questionable at best.
Hilton totaled five tackles (four solo), an interception and a fumble recovery in Monday's 30-27 win over the Buccaneers. Hilton recovered a Chris Godwin fumble deep in Buccaneer territory to set up a touchdown. Then, with Pittsburgh leading 16-7 and Tampa Bay driving, Hilton intercepted a Ryan Fitzpatrick pass intended for DeSean Jackson for his first pick of the season. Despite allowing 27 points, the Pittsburgh defense forced four turnovers, including three first-half interceptions.