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Pittsburgh Steelers pick up CB Brandon Boykin in trade with Eagles

The Steelers hope to help the secondary by picking up CB Brandon Boykin.

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Is Eagles CB Brandon Boykin the remedy the Steelers have been looking for to heal their ailing secondary? The Steelers seem to think so, picking up Bradon Boyking in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday. In return, the Eagles will get a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2016 draft.

With the secondary of extreme concern to fans and Steelers stakeholders alike, Boykin is a welcome addition to the team. Second-round draft pick Senquez Golson has a hurt shoulder, and other assorted members of the secondary from Mike Mitchell to Cortez Allen have been sidelined with injuries this week.

The situation should be beneficial for both Boykin and the Steelers. Boykin complained in June that not starting is getting "really old," according to He will almost certainly start for the Steelers. The 25-year-attended Georgia and was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 draft by Philadelphia. His rookie year he had 31 tackles, 7 defended passes, and one forced fumble. Over three seasons he has tallied seven interceptions and 120 tackles.

There's hope for the secondary yet!