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Steelers Injury Report: Brandon Boykin's defensive debut in jeopardy

Breaking news out of Thursday's practice regarding Brandon Boykin and several other players' status for the game Sunday.

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The newest addition to the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary might not play this week, as they get set to go against the San Francisco 49ers.

That's right, sports fans.

As you recall, the Steelers traded the Philadelphia Eagles a conditional pick in the 2016 NFL draft for, statistically, the second best slot corner in the NFL this off season.

Boykin was supposed to be the key piece to the resurgence of the defensive secondary, but saw only special teams play in the Steelers first game of the season.

In other injury news. Ryan Shazier and Cortez Allen were limited today, both with knee injuries.

Ryan Shazier will be sorely missed if he can't go on Sunday. Was flashing all over the field in their game against the New England Patriots last Thursday, and showed a lot of promise as to what he could eventually contribute to a lagging Steelers defense.

Allen continued on where he left off last year. His replacement in practice was Ross Cockrell who could see his first game action with the Steelers since being signed before Week 1.