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Steelers Injury Report: Positive news for new CB Brandon Boykin

The Pittsburgh Steelers released their final injury report before the game against the San Francisco 49ers, and there was some positive news for newly acquired CB Brandon Boykin.

The Pittsburgh Steelers released their final injury report for the upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday following their Friday workout, and the report brought some good news for one cornerback on the roster; and not so good news for another.

Per Bob Labriola of, CB Brandon Boykin along with Ryan Shazkier (knee), Mike Mitchell (ankle), Landry Jones (head injury) and Will Allen (potential concussion) are all probable for the contest Sunday. Boykin was held out of practice Thursday due to a groin injury, and many suspected his participation in the upcoming game would be in jeopardy due to the injury. Boykin being listed as probable is a good sign for his potential participation on Sunday, barring a setback with his injury.

Shazier was limited in practice the past two days with a knee injury, but being listed as probable for the game will likely lead to him being in the starting lineup at kickoff Sunday.

The bad news for the Steelers is the fact Cortez Allen is listed as questionable. Allen was limited in practice Thursday with a knee injury, and being downgraded to questionable likely will result in him missing the 49ers game this week.

With Allen potentially out of the lineup, and Boykin potentially in, the Steelers' defensive backs depth chart heading into the 49ers game would be as follows: William Gay, Antwon Blake, Brandon Boykin, Ross Cockrell. Cockrell has practiced as the team's No. 3 or No. 4 cornerback the entire week and is looking to make his debut as a Pittsburgh Steeler after being signed by the team after roster cuts were made prior to Week 1.