Steelers corner Senquez Golson may need season-ending surgery


There’s a reason the Steelers were so aggressive in their pursuit of cornerback Brandon Boykin.

One of the guys they hoped to have this year to fix their secondary problems might not play at all.

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, rookie cornerback Senquez Golson may need season-ending shoulder surgery.

Golson, their second-round pick from Ole Miss, opened camp on the physically unable to perform list after injuring himself during spring workouts. They’re currently exploring all their options, but the fact they called the Eagles back to acquire Boykin is instructive.

The Steelers gave up a fifth-round pick which can become a fourth if Boykin plays in 60 percent of the team’s snaps, and he might, as he’s competing with Cortez Allen and William Gay for a starting job.

27 responses to “Steelers corner Senquez Golson may need season-ending surgery

  1. Ouch. No hate here, that’s just bad luck. Same may be true of Elam in Baltimore. Interesting how both the Steelers and the Ravens have pivoted from defense to offense. People keep saying it’s because of the rules protecting QBs etc., but the Polamalu-Reed-Porter-McAlister- levels of talent are just not there anymore on either roster.

  2. As a Ravens fan, I hate hearing this. Best rivalry in sports and love when both teams are healthy and can compete. Wishing this young man a speedy recovery and hope he returns 100% next year so I can cheer against him as he tries to stop a Ravens WR.

    Nothing but respect for all of these men who play the game they love with serious risk of injury. Steelers Vs. Ravens – Respect the rivalry and the opponent.

  3. Hate to say it but Boykins was great pick up regardless. Ranked very well in the nickle by PFF. He’s a one year rental(unless they resign him) but great nickel cb’s are hard to find.

  4. That flat out sucks & we just rec’d word of Elam’s issue as well. Good move on Boykin, but would rather we both be at full strength come game time. Take care Golson, we’ll see ya’ soon. Until then, next man up.

  5. Man, players are getting injured everywhere. Hate to see this happen. Best wishes on a complete recovery.

  6. I have been a NFL addict since 1972. I have never seen more preseason injuries till last year and this year is gaining alot of ground. I’m think these guys are just wound too tight in the conditioning department??? I wanna see stats on this to know if I’m dreaming or not.

  7. I figured this guy’s name was Senquez as soon as I looked at him. He just looks like a “Senquez”.

  8. The Steelers certainly haven’t had great luck with preseason injuries to draft picks in recent years. When there is enough data, there may have to be a study whether the new offseason rules really benefit the players healthwise. So far, it doesn’t seem so.

  9. Cortez Allen and Mitchell are the key for the secondary this season. We have seen Gay do pretty well the last 2+ seasons, but Cortez looked completely lost out there. His positioning usually isn’t too far off but his ability to find the ball in the air is atrocious. As far as Mitchell, I hope that aberration we saw last season was indeed due to injury.
    On another note…. It’s nice to see that there are Ravens fans out there from Normalville.

  10. I agree with the posters questioning CBA restrictions on off-season workouts. The players who have the self-discipline to have an effective workout on their own (Antonio Brown) will rise to the top.

  11. It’s too bad. They would’ve had the shortest CB tandem in the history of the league.

  12. He would have played ST. I think they’ll manage without him.
    Very true, but the depth is affected as injuries are likely to happen in the secondary. The only good thing about it is that it happened before the season and they will have time to acclimate his replacement. They should stack up DB’s on the practice squad, that’s for sure.

  13. AFC North is off to a rough start as far as injuries go.
    Elam, Golson, Johnson (Bengals DE) tweaked his knee,
    MCL sprain, out 4-6 weeks. I think the Browns rookie RB,
    Duke Johnson was injured as well.

    Hopefully they all recover and this isn’t a sign of things
    to come for the year.

  14. patsalwayswin says:
    Aug 3, 2015 4:23 PM

    It’s too bad. They would’ve had the shortest CB tandem in the history of the league.

    Cortez Allen and Gay are the starters. Allen is 6’1 or 6’2 and gay is 5’10

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