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Brandon Boykin Wonders Why His Former Team Isn’t Playing CB Justin Gilbert

Thanks to it being the late afternoon nationally televised game, quite a few people got to see the Philadelphia Eagles drub the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-3 on Sunday and Chicago Bears cornerback Brandon Boykin was one of them.

Boykin, who is currently on the Bears Reserve/Injured list after suffering a pectoral injury several weeks ago, took to Twitter on Sunday to offer up some thoughts on the Steelers, who he played for last season.

As you can see, Boykin is wondering why the Steelers haven’t played cornerback Justin Gilbert on defense yet after trading for him just prior to the start of the regular season.

While Boykin later tweeted that he wasn’t throwing “shade” at the Steelers with his original tweet, it’s pretty clear that he was trying to take some kind of shot at his former team.

Last year the Steelers traded for Boykin just prior to the start of the regular season and then decided to only use him sparingly on defense until later on in the season. That clearly didn’t sit well with Boykin, who was allowed to test free agency during the offseason.

Even though the Steelers were getting blown out on Sunday, Gilbert remained on the bench outside of playing two snaps on special teams.

Needless to say, Boykin probably enjoyed watching the Steelers get embarrassed on Sunday.

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