The Pittsburgh Steelers made a trade Saturday evening as cornerback Brandon Boykin was acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2016 Draft.
We have traded with the Eagles for CB Brandon Boykin in exchange for a conditional 5th-Rd pick in the 2016 Draft. pic.twitter.com/aYWt5nHuj8
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 1, 2015
Boykin, 25, was drafted originally by the Eagles in the fourth-round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Georgia. In his first three years in the league, Boykin has recorded seven interceptions to go along with 120 total tackles.
Boykin is primarily a slot cornerback and last season he played a total of 524 snaps. His addition to the roster could mean that the rookie cornerback Senquez Golson might be sidelined for an extended amount of time with his shoulder injury.
Boykin is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He’s scheduled to earn $1.542 million in 2015.
At the 2012 scouting combine, Boykin measured in at 5094 and weighed 182 pounds.
The Steelers spent two draft picks this offseason on cornerbacks as Golson and Doran Grant were selected in the second and fourth rounds respectively.
To the city of Philadelphia it's been real. You know I always played my heart out every time I hit the field. Always got Love for you. ✌?✌?
— Brandon Boykin (@BrandonBoykin2) August 2, 2015