When it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers' secondary, it's almost like a page out of a soap opera. You have some old faces in William Gay and Antwon Blake, new faces in Brandon Boykin and Ross Cockrell and some players who seemingly never get it together, like Cortez Allen.
There's plenty of drama amongst the group as well. Allen has been hampered by a knee injury all season, Blake's pass coverage has been suspect all season and the trade the Steelers made with the Philadelphia Eagles for Boykin seems to be rather wasteful after six games.
Expect the drama to increase as Aaron Wilson reports the team worked out CB Robert McClain recently.
Steelers worked out cornerback Robert McClain— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 22, 2015
The news of the team looking at free-agent options at cornerback could be related to Antwon Blake's injured thumb which kept him out of practice on Wednesday, or Allen's knee injury, which doesn't seem to be going away. Obviously, a team putting a player through a workout doesn't mean they'll be signing that particular player anytime soon, but it shows an interest and a need at a given position.
McClain was drafted in 2010 by the Carolina Panthers, but failed to make the final 53-man roster. After stints with the Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints, his most prolific season came with the Atlanta Falcons from 2012-2014. He was signed by the New England Patriots prior to the 2015 season, but was released in September.
The addition of McClain would certainly mean the end of the road for one defensive back currently on the roster. Stay tuned to BTSC for more news surrounding this situation.